Drive for Hope
The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G and several of its sponsors unleashed a big drive and scored an amazing “ace” for Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter by providing a vehicle to be used for picking up large donations and filling it with products needed by the abused and neglected kids in the Children’s Shelter’s care.
In an initiative dubbed the “Drive for Hope,” the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G donated the $50,000 necessary for the Children’s Shelter to purchase, equip, bedeck with signage and operate the Chevrolet 3500 cutaway van (which has a 15-foot-long “graphic-wrapped” cargo box attached). Tournament sponsors P&G, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark and Mondelez International then chipped in with large “pallet-sized” product donations to fill the vehicle. The keys to the vehicle were officially presented today in a ceremony at Pinnacle Country Club, the home course of the event, by veteran LPGA player Liselotte “Lotta” Neumann, who has 13 LPGA Tour wins to her credit (including the U.S. Women’s Open in 1988) and served as the 2013 Solheim Cup captain for the winning European team.