Eagles for St. Jude is a fundraising program created by Stanford Financial to benefit St. Jude. For every eagle recorded on the PGA and LPGA Tours, Stanford donates $1,000 to the hospital. After a successful first year with the initiative on the PGA TOUR in 2007, which saw $1,222,000 donated to the hospital, Stanford expanded the program to include the LPGA Tour. PGA TOUR stars Vijay Singh and Camilo Villegas, as well as LPGA Tour star Morgan Pressel, are personally donating money to the program for every eagle they record themselves.
Fans of the PGA and LPGA TOUR are also able to participate and can make donations to Eagles for St. Jude at http://www.eaglesforstjude.com.
Theobald just missed his eagle putt, but it doesn't diminish his remarkable story this week. The impact of his victory is sure to inspire many children facing similar circumstances while also demonstrating to thousands more the impact of St. Jude.
"Getting the chance to play in the Stanford International Pro-Am was a dream come true," said Theobald. "It was a thrill to meet all of the pros, but Beth was especially great. She was there for me the whole week, helping to keep me calm, coaching me on how to play certain shots. Everything about the tournament was first class and I really appreciate the opportunity. I'm excited about coming back next year to defend the Pro-Am title."
Theobald dreams one day of playing golf professionally, but regardless of what happens in his golf career, Aaron Theobald's victory here yesterday at the Stanford International Pro-Am will go down as a "St. Jude moment" for a lifetime.
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