Choi Na-yeon joins an exclusive donors clubLPGA Tour star Choi Na-yeon yesterday became the latest member of an exclusive Korean donors club, with her latest contribution to a local charity.
Choi, the No. 2-ranked female golfer in the world, joined the “Honor Society,” whose membership is limited to donors of at least 100 million won ($93,200) to the Community Chest of Korea (CCK), a nonprofit fund-raising body. Yesterday, Choi donated 100 million won to the Gyeonggi chapter of the CCK.
“I’ve been feeding off love and support from South Korean fans to play well on the LPGA Tour,” Choi said. “I decided to join the Honor Society to return more love to the community than what I’ve received.”
According to CCK officials, Choi is the 197th member of its Honor Society, and the third former or current athlete. Hong Myung-bo, a retired football legend, and baseball All-Star Kim Tae-kyun joined the club before Choi.
Choi ranked second on this year’s LPGA Tour money list with $1.9 million, aided by her first career major title at the U.S. Women’s Open. She has made more than $7.6 million in her five-year LPGA career, which includes seven victories.