March 19, 2012

Begay to receive Bartlett Award

Notah Begay III to be Honored with the Golf Writers Association of America’s Charlie Bartlett AwardNotah Begay is used to garnering trophies. The 39-year old Navajo/San Felipe/Isleta professional golfer won four of them on the PGA Tour, the first American Indian to do so. On April 4, however, Begay will be presented with arguably the most important award of his life, the Golf Writers Association of America’s Charlie Bartlett Award (GWAA) at the Annual Awards Dinner in Augusta, Georgia. Begay’s being honored for his tireless efforts with his namesake NB3 Foundation, which he began in 2005 to help promote healthy living and battle Type-2 diabetes and obesity among American Indian youth. The award is named for the first secretary of the GWAA, and is given each year to a professional golfer for his or her unselfish contributions to the betterment of society.

Begay’s NB3 Foundation has raised $3.23 million in three years through the annual NB3 Foundation Challenge Golf Event, a star-studded golf tournament drawing some of the biggest names in the sport in an effort to raise money for the Foundation.
Comment:  For more on Notah Begay, see Begay Tries PGA Comeback and 4th NB3 Challenge.

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