Golf Girls Give...The Clothes off Their Backs (updated)

The ladies of the LPGA are known for their generosity. After all, raising money for charity is one of the main objectives of the LPGA and its tournaments.

In addition, a number of these glamorous stars are working tirelessly for the laudable causes they hold near and dear. They've started foundations and held events...they've raised both awareness and much needed funding.

Cristie Kerr's Birdies for Breast Cancer program comes to mind. Through Cristie's efforts on and off the course, numerous corporations and hundreds of friends and fans have been inspired to donate and join the fight against breast cancer.

Then there's Paula Creamer's Paula 4 Kids event which raises money for the First Tee and their development of dedicated facilities to provide access to golf and life skills programs for children.

Well now there's a way you can get into the act and give, with these amazing stars and other charitable golf girls. It's a really fun way too, because it involves shopping for golf gear. Not just any golf gear either. Through the awesome organization Clothes off our Backs you can bid on autographed items...apparel and accessories...donated by the LPGA stars.

Proceeds of this special LPGA State Farm Classic Auction will go to Hall of Fame golfer, Betsy King's Golf Fore Africa , which deals with the terrible plight of children orphaned by AIDS in Africa.

In addition to the apparel and accessories there are passes to the Solheim Cup and Samsung Championship. The auction ends on July 27. So check out the site and get ready to bid, but be ready for some competition from me. Having spent many hours ...and hundreds of dollars... on ebay, I know my way around an auction, and I've already got a number of coveted items on my watch list.

A note of thanks to the fabulous guys from Styled to a Tee for turning me onto this...among other things.

Update: Savvy shoppers will want to add an email Auction Notification to keep up with bids - from one who knows. :o)