The 2010 President's Leadership Awards had been presented to Drew Johnson, in boys golf, and Jacqueline Calamaro, in girls golf, inside a glittering ceremony in the Rolex Dinner of Champions.
The award, presented by USGA President Jim Hyler and AJGA Board President Gayle Champagne, awards exemplary young athletes who've shown outstanding leadership, character and initiative in furthering community welfare. The awarda joint initiative in between USGA and AJGAis geared towards developing character and leadership qualities amongst the young golfersso that they are able to play a productive function in society.
Drew Johnson, this year's winner, all of 15 years, richly deserves the award for his exemplary service within the Unique Olympics for the final seven years . Additionally towards the 1000 odd hours of selfless service in the Unique Olympics he has also organized a fundraising tournament, raising $23,000 for the Greensboro Unique Olympics golf team .
His selfless commitment towards community welfare has not gone unnoticed within the golfing community. Jim Hyler commended the youngster for his achievements, saying that there was a lot to discover from the youngsters. Congratulating the youngster for his achievements he stated that the future had excellent issues in shop for the golfer and his selfless service would certainly encourage other golfers to volunteer for community service applications.
Drew Johnson credited his parents for his achievement saying that they helped him to reach his objectives. He also stated that he would prefer to give some thing back towards the community and that's why he volunteered to function within the Unique Olympics; helping youngsters to reach their objectives.
Jacqueline Calamaro has also participated in numerous altruistic activities within the past, such as a GolfaThon which helped raised $7,400 for the very first Tee of Philadelphia. The 18 year old girl with her Radnor High School teammates helped raise cash for the developing of a brand new practice facility in the 1st Tee of Philadelphia.
The initiative has continued to draw funds for the plan, helping young players, financially, as they discover the game. Jacqueline Calamaro had benefited from the LPGAUSGA Girls Golf Plan when she was young and she desires to pass on a few of the advantages towards the subsequent generation.
Gayle Champagne stated that the teenager was a cheerleader within the globe of junior golf and her positive spirit inspired dozens of young golfers who wanted to adhere to in her footsteps. Going back to when she began the initiative, Gayle Champagne stated, she was initially worried concerning the magnitude from the responsibility, but with time learnt to appreciate her responsibility, calling it a labor of enjoy. Based on her, it was her gift towards the game of golf which had offered a great deal to her, and to her buddies within the golf community and her hometown.