Karrie Webb offering once in a lifetime experience in support of the Reeve Foundation

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on May 04, 2018 # Christopher and Dana, Fundraising

LPGA World Golf Hall of Famer Karrie Webb is the most successful female golfer to come from Australia. She holds 41 LPGA wins, including 7 majors and 53 wins worldwide. She credits much of her success to her long-time coach and mentor, Kelvin Haller. Twenty-five years ago, Haller became spinal cord injured due to an accident and he now lives with quadriplegia. Although Haller is unable to travel with Webb to coach her full-time, the two remain close.

“My life has been deeply affected by a spinal cord injury to someone I love,” said Webb. “I saw how life changed for him and everyone around him. He is a true inspiration to me in his positive outlook about what life has given him.”

After Haller’s injury, Webb decided to make paralysis her cause. In 1999, Webb met Christopher and Dana Reeve. For several years, the Karrie Webb Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament raised more than $575,000 for the Reeve Foundation. Today Webb remains a long-time supporter of the Reeve Foundation and is proud to serve as an ambassador, spreading awareness throughout her travels across the globe.

“I am passionate about both sides of the Foundation’s mission — research and quality of life,” said Webb. “I would love to hear one day that someone is up and walking from a spinal cord injury because of a cure, but in the meantime, it is important that people have access to a better quality of life.”

At the 2011 A Magical Evening, Webb was awarded the Christopher Reeve Spirit of Courage Award for her steadfast commitment to improving the lives of those living with paralysis.

“Paralysis will always be part of my life and I want to support the community,” said Webb. “I love that the Reeve kids are continuing the legacy. I do believe that at some point we will see Chris’ dream to eradicate paralysis become a reality.”

To honor her coach, Karrie is offering a spot as her caddie and guest at the ShopRite Pro-Am Celebration in Atlantic City on June 6 as part of an online auction on CharityBuzz. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Reeve Foundation.

If you would like to get on the greens and raise funds for the Reeve Foundation, join us on Monday, June 25 at Navesink Country Club. Details here.