The LPGA is committed to changing the face of golf, making the sport we love more diverse, accessible, and inclusive. This month we are proud to share the stories of our Asian Pacific American Tour players, teachers, amateurs, and junior golfers as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Chapter LPGA – Milwaukee
LPGA.com: What does Asian Pacific American Heritage Month mean to you?
Angie Edwards: The focus on Asian Pacific American Heritage in this month helps validate the significance of Asians in our contributions to America. It is important to feel recognized that we have an important voice, and that our cultural heritage both differentiate and assimilate us into the fabric of our beautiful country.
Q: What comes to mind when you think of the culture, history, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders?
A: Our pursuit of excellence and the will to succeed and build a better life/legacy for our families drive our ambitions and contributions to America.
Q: Why is it important to dedicate time towards this type of recognition and celebration?
A: America is comprised of diverse peoples. Recognition of all groups and our respective culture contribute to the beautiful kaleidoscope of America.
Q: What are meaningful ways organizations or individuals can recognize and celebrate the culture, heritage, history, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders?
A: We each have a unique story. Highlighting individual stories can provide insights into the lives that make up the American story.