LGPA Tour player Stacy Lewis is doing her part in helping those in the Houston area who were affected by the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey late last month.
On Sunday, Lewis won the Portland Classic. Prior to the event, Lewis, who lives in Houston with her husband who is the women’s golf coach at Houston, announced she would donate her entire winnings from the tournament to Hurricane Harvey relief.
That means her entire $195,000 from the event is going to charity.
To add to her donations, Lewis’ sponsor KPMG matched the donation, while Marathon Oil chipped in a cool $1 million.
Lewis spoke about her gesture following the big win.
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“I was fine until [my husband] showed up, and then I started crying. You go through all the emotions of finishing second when sometimes it’s your fault and sometimes it’s not, and things just don’t seem to ever go your way and you get really frustrated at times,” she said.
“He went through all of that with me, and it was probably as hard on him as it was on me. So just to have him here and get to share the win with him was pretty special.”
Congratulations to Lewis on the big win and kudos for the incredible gesture that will help out the Houston community.
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