A Busy Fall Week for LPGA Star Cristie Kerr
As green leaves turn gold and days grow shorter, summer is a fast-fading memory in and around New York City.
However despite the tinge of regret that inevitably marks the season's end, a New York fall is always something to look forward to, as it inevitably brings with it a delightful, multi-hued foliage display and a new series of cultural events, festivals and museum shows. ~ September can be a busy month in NY and it certainly has been for LPGA Champion and part-time Gotham resident Cristie Kerr.
This past Wednesday there was the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center at Jersey City Medical Center. The facility is state-of-the-art, and houses digital mammography machines and a unique breast MRI. Cristie helps fund the center through her Birdies For Breast Cancer charity, allowing both insured and uninsured patients to be able to receive services.
Later that afternoon Cristie joined LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan and a number of other LPGA players for a sponsor's summit.
The gathering took place at Manhattan's Hard Rock Cafe and was set up to present the business of the LPGA and the core values of the organization, encouraging prospective sponsors to get involved and take advantage of the sponsorship opportunities with the LPGA.
Then just yesterday was the annual Cristie Kerr Birdies for Breast Cancer Celebrity Golf Classic an event that raises funds the new Women's Health Center. It took place in the shadow of the statue of Liberty, at the dynamic Liberty National Golf Course.
LPGA players Natalie Gulbis, Morgan Pressel, Amanda Blumenherst, Jimin Kang, Michelle McGann, Kelli Kuehne and Hee Young Park participated as dis Boston Celtics star Ray Allen, former NY Mets catcher Mike Piazza, sportscaster Dan Hicks, Gossip Girl star Matthew Settle and PGA Tour winner Curtis Strange. There was the golf tournament and a competitive poker match. At the cocktail party... Cristie presented Curvature, her own wine label.
There's no LPGA tournament this weekend... the next one being is the Navistar Classic, that'll take place in Prattsvile AL... following that is the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge in Danville, CA. Then Cristie's off to Malaysia for the Sime Darby.
From the looks of things Cristie won't be slowing down as the seasons change.