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

8 comments:

  1. Wow, Cristie Kerr is cute. ;)

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  2. Looks like quite an event. I love what Robin Williams said in the video. "It's like the Nobel Awards ceremony but with an open bar." ;)

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  3. I noticed that one of the auction prizes included a round with Cristie Kerr (and Larry Fitzgerald!?!) at Liberty National. Nice.

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  4. The hair, the dress, the jewelry... such a gorgeous look. Then she goes out the next and hits a 68. Not fair.

    Congrats to Cristie on the well deserved honor.

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  5. When I read that Halle Berry's daughter was already learning to play golf I thought, maybe that's too young? But Cristie must have started playing really young too. I'm sure Halle was asking all kinds of questions.;)

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  6. It looks like Christie handles the 'socializing with celebrities' and 'speaking at celebrity events' prettye well. Better than Annika who never looked comfortable at those events, and I don't think Wiesy has the maturity for it. I'm not sure about others players.

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  7. I was watching the Founders Cup when I saw this piece and two things struck me.

    First, Kerr looked amazingly glamarous, the epitome of what the LPGA should be marketing it it ever wants to be relevant again.

    Second, it was just so sad to see The Champ sitting there and shaking uncontrolablly.

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