International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) alumna I.K. Kim won the 2015 Kia Community Assist Award, the LPGA announced on Wednesday.
The Kia Community Assist Award is given to an LPGA Tour player who made an exceptional contribution to a charity organization or community program.
Kim is a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics. She supports Special Olympics through her participation on the LPGA Tour’s Sports Resource team for golf, providing year-round clinics and building awareness for Special Olympics athletes, coaches and families throughout the world.
A native of South Korea, 27-year-old Kim is 50th on the Rolex Ranking. She has 62 career top-10 finishes and three career victories on the LPGA Tour.
Fellow IJGA alumna Mariajo Uribe was also nominated for the award. Uribe created the FORE foundation in December 2008 with a focus on creating educational and extracurricular activities for children in her home country of Colombia.
We are so proud of I.K. and Mariajo for their continued emphasis on community service!