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Desert Mission Receives $20,000 Donation from Bubba Watson and PING

Desert Mission Receives Donation from Bubba Watson and PING
Masters champion Bubba Watson (left) and PING Chairman and CEO John A. Solheim present a check for $20,000 to Cindy Hallman, John C. Lincoln Health Network Community Services vice president (second from left) and Marcia Mintz, vice president/CEO of the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation.

Desert Mission, the community services arm of the John C. Lincoln Health Network, on Dec. 20 received a $20,000 check from 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson and local golf club manufacturer PING. The presentation ceremony was held at Desert Mission's Food Bank at 9229 N. Fourth St. in Phoenix.

The check is part of PING's support of "Bubba and Friends Drive to a Million" in 2012. PING donated $300 for the first 300 drives Watson launched over 300 yards this year. Watson's ambitious fund-raising goal was aided by his custom-painted, matte-pink-finish PING G20 driver and pink True Temper Grafalloy Bi-Matrix shaft.

The $20,000 check presentation to Desert Mission, the community services arm of the John C. Lincoln Health Network in Phoenix, was part of PING's support of "Bubba and Friends Drive to a Million" in 2012. Located in Phoenix, PING donated $300 for the first 300 drives that Masters champion Bubba Watson launched over 300 yards in 2012. Watson's ambitious fund-raising goal was aided by his custom-painted, matte-pink-finish PING G20 driver and pink True Temper Grafalloy Bi-Matrix shaft.

"We all know Bubba can drive it a mile, but it's his faith and generosity that carry him the farthest," said PING Chairman and CEO John A. Solheim. Watson, who has a passion for philanthropy, has endorsed PING during his entire pro golf career.

"We are so grateful for this generous contribution to Desert Mission," said Cindy Hallman, John C. Lincoln Health Network Community Services vice president. "We'll use those funds where they're most critically needed. With the economy still in recovery mode, we continue to see the need rise for Desert Mission services, from our Food Bank to our Community Health Center and Children's Dental Clinic."

Desert Mission, Inc. seeks to meet the basic needs of the community's most vulnerable members and to help people reach their best potential for health and self-sufficiency. Its services include a food bank, children's dental clinic, learning center, health clinic, family resource center and an affiliate community development corporation.

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