Mar 20, 2011

Cristie Kerr Honored at "Celebrity Fight Night"

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It was quite a weekend for Cristie Kerr.

Her fourth place finish today at the inaugural RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup means that her designated charities will share in the $1 million all-charity purse.  Not surprisingly, Birdies for Breast Cancer the charity she founded five years ago and has worked for tirelessly, will get one half of her $40 thousand winnings.  The other half will go to The Muhammed Ali Parkinson's Charity.

On Saturday evening Cristie received the prestigious Muhammad Ali Award for Sports Achievement at a glittery gala, hosted by the legendary three-time World Heavyweight Champion. The evening honors leaders in sports, entertainment and business who, like the iconic boxer, exemplify a winning spirit and singular generosity.

 Celebrity Fight Night has been held annually for almost two decades and has raised over 65 million dollars for Parkinson’s research. It's universally recognized as one of the country's top charity events and, year after year, it attracts the world's brightest stars for an incredible live auction and extraordinary performances by top entertainers.

Cristie looked stunning in a in firey red one-shoulder evening gown and sat with fellow honoree Halle Berry who, it turns out, is quite obsessed with... golf. In fact Ms. Berry hosts her own charity golf classic. ~ I'm guessing the actress may have asked for a couple of tournament tips from the golf star.

The LPGA now moves on to Los Angeles for the Kia Classic.

Photo of Cristie Kerr: Michael Buckner/Getty Images, North America