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The 2018 Arnie Award recipients

The Arnie Award is the highest honor given by Golf Digest to golfers who give back. Check out the 2018 recipients. Presented by AT&T.

Released on 12/4/2017

Transcript

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As far back as the first Bing Crosby Pro-Am in 1937,
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golf has been unrivaled in the sports world
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in its philanthropic efforts.
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Professional athletes and entertainers use golf
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to fund their foundations.
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The PGA, LPGA, and Champions tours
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have raised billions of dollars
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in support of local charities.
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Golf Digest recognizes and celebrates them
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with it's annual Arnie Awards,
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named for the late Arnold Palmer
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who was committed to charities benefiting
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families and children.
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On behalf of Golf Digest's own commitment to giving back,
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it is awarding $50,000 each to Arnie's Army
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Charitable Foundation and to the
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Monterey Peninsula Foundation,
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host of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
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and Pure Insurance Championship.
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The Monterey Peninsula Foundation contributes
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upwards of 10 million dollars annually
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to non-profits and schools on California's central coast.
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(bright cymbals ringing)
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The Arnie Awards this year got to professional
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surfing legend Kelly Slater,
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Country Music Star Clay Walker,
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and world Golf Hall of Fame Member, Julie Inkster.
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Kelly Slater, widely regarded as the greatest
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professional surfer in history,
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has done several fund raising projects
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via Omaze.com with proceeds dedicated to supporting
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ocean health, research, education and advocacy.
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More than 20 years ago Clay Walker was diagnosed
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with multiple sclerosis.
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And for more than a decade has dedicated himself
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to promoting awareness of the disease
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and raising millions of dollars to help combat it
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through his charity, Band Against MS.
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That includes his Give MS the Boot concerts.
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Julie Inkster joined a group organized
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by Betsy King that traveled to Rwanda,
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part of the Gulf for Africa Charity
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that works to bring hope and change
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to children and families living in extreme
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poverty in Africa.
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A program she continues to support.
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The remarkable efforts and compassion
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of these Arnie Award winners
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follows in the spirit of a game that is
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long value giving back.
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