Legends celebrate #bettywhitechallenge
Updated: Jan 16
Beth Daniel, a member of the LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame, poses with her sidekicks, Maggie Mae and Jackson. PHOTO CREDIT: Meg Mallon (World Golf Hall of Fame!)
The Legends of the LPGA are big fans of beloved American actress Betty White, and her recent passing at age 99 has inspired some of the greatest names in the history of the game to celebrate White’s lifelong dedication to supporting animal rescue facilities and humane societies across the nation.
LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famers Beth Daniel, Meg Mallon and Jan Stephenson, along with LPGA Tour standouts and fan favorites such as Rosie Jones, Michelle McGann, Brandie Burton, Val Skinner and many more will share fun selfies and adorable pics with their four-legged besties throughout the week of January 17 and encourage donations to White’s causes.
White was poised to cross the 100-year-old mark on January 17 but passed away peacefully on December 31, 2021, just 17 days shy of her much-anticipated milestone birthday.
The Legends of the LPGA aim to reach as many fans as possible with #bettywhitechallenge.
Diane Daugherty, a former LPGA Tour player who has also won numerous LPGA Teaching & Club Division titles, founded her own rescue 15 years ago and serves as the President of the Board for St. Francis CARE Animal Shelter in Murphysboro, Ill.
Former LPGA Tour and European Tour player Marjorie Jones, who was named PGA Metropolitan Section Player of the Year in 2011 and has competed on Legends of the LPGA since 2002, serves on the Board of Directors for CANWI (Companion Animal Nutrition and Wellness Institute), a not-for-profit company offering research, training and education around animal nutrition and wellness in New York.
Peruvian Jenny Lidback, a major championship winner on the LPGA Tour, adopted her rescue, Lola, from the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA in Phoenix.
Look for posts on the Legends Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. Share and tag your favorites with your own messaging and help the Legends help a great cause in the name of a legendary celebrity, the incomparable Betty White.
World Golf Hall of Famer Jan Stephenson loves Bailey's company on her golf course in Palm Harbor, and Bailey loves to run alongside the golf carts!
Rescue cat Posie is never far away from her two-time major championship title holder, Brandie Burton.
Michelle McGann, a 7-time LPGA Tour champion, frequently hits the beach with BFF Teddy.