August 24, 2009

Tiger wins 2nd NB3 Challenge

Tiger Woods Wins Second Annual Notah Begay III Foundation ChallengeTiger Woods, the world's No. 1 golfer, outshot an all-world foursome that included Camilo Villegas, Mike Weir and Notah Begay III to win the second annual Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation Challenge. Taking nine skins and $230,000 during the 18 holes played on Monday, Woods successfully outplayed both the field and the challenging Atunyote Golf Club course at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y. The tournament raised at least $750,000 for the Notah Begay III Foundation.And:While Woods took home the most skins during today's round, the true winners of the NB3 Foundation Challenge are the Native American communities that benefit from the Foundation's efforts to improve the health and wellness of youth on Indian reservations nationwide.

Funds raised during the NB3 Foundation Challenge are used to develop and promote sustainable and innovative sports and wellness programs to fight the disproportionate incidence of obesity and diabetes among Native American youth. To date, the Foundation has implemented year-round soccer and golf programs engaging hundreds of Native American youth in New Mexico alone.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Tiger Helps "Skins" in Skins Game.

Below:  "Tiger Woods holds up the winner's trophy. Challenge players from left to right: Camilo Villegas, Mike Weir, Tiger Woods and Notah Begay III." (PRNewsFoto/Notah Begay III Foundation, Marilu Lopez Fretts)

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