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Congratulations 2020 Arnie Award Recipient and AT&T Athlete Jordan Spieth

Congratulations to AT&T athlete Jordan Spieth on being recognized for his all philanthropic endeavors, and being awarded a 2020 Arnie Award.

Released on 2/6/2020

Transcript

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[gentle music]
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[Narrator] In time, the best golfers become known
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as much for their accomplishments away from the course.
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The World Golf Hall of Fame is lined with champions
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who channeled their fame and earnings
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toward philanthropic pursuits.
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In early 2020, the PGA Tour eclipsed $3 billion
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given to charity in its history.
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A figure that far exceeds that of any other sport.
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And this doesn't include the funds raised
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through countless grassroots golf outings
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organized by schools, churches,
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civic organizations, and individuals.
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To extol the kindness that pervades our game,
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Golf Digest has partnered with the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am,
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Monterey Peninsula Foundation,
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and Arnie's Army Charitable Foundation
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for eight consecutive years to recognize
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golfers who give back.
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The Arnie Award, a bronze sculpture of Arnold Palmer,
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the games ultimate exemplar of caring,
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is the highest honor Gold Digest bestows.
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Jordan Spieth is one of this year's honorees
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and at age 26, is the youngest golf professional
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to ever receive an Arnie Award.
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His years belie in awareness and maturity
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spurred in large part by his close relationship
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with his younger sister Ellie,
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who was born with a genetic disorder.
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With his parents, Jordan started
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the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation
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when he was just 21.
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Since 2014, the three time Major winner
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has used his success to raise awareness
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and financial support to four areas close to his heart.
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Youth with special needs, junior golf,
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veterans and military families,
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and pediatric cancer.
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Palmer would approve.
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Among the king's greatest trophies
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are the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children,
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and the Winnie Palmer Hospital
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for Women and Babies in Orlando.
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Since its inception, the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation
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has raised over $4 million and distributed grants
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to over 80 unique community partners.
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If there's a secret sauce to how such a young man
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has managed to already impact thousands of lives,
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it might be the energy with which Jordan engages others.
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This past November in Dallas,
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Spieth & Friends hosted an auction and concert
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featuring country musician Jake Owen,
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an avid golfer and 2017 recipient of the Arnie Award.
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Despite inclement weather, a packed field at Top Golf
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cheered the good music and causes late into the night.
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Every dollar raised will distributed thoughtfully
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within the next calendar year.
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[Jordan] Giving back is such an important part
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of this game and I've been really lucky to learn
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from the likes of so many legends like Mr. Palmer.
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It's honestly the most important thing my family
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and I are building going forward.
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[Narrator] And what a difference the Jordan Spieth
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Family Foundation has made.
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Congratulations to all the recipients
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of the 2020 Arnie Awards.
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Toby Keith, Steve Young, and At&T athlete, Jordan Spieth.
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