MISSION STATEMENT The ANNIKA Foundation teaches children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition, and offers aspiring junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams.
TABLE OF CONTENTS A Note from Annika. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2012 & 2013 Photo Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 3 ANNIKA Award and ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented by 3M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 ANNIKA Collegiate Golf Experience and the ANNIKA Junior Girls Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . 5 ANNIKA Invitational USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 - 7 ANNIKA Invitational Mission Hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 ANNIKA Invitational Europe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 ANNIKA Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 ANNIKA Junior Day In Memory of Holly Baxter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 ANNIKA Inspiration Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Nine Healthy Habits & The First Tee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 SPARK Physical Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - 15 ANNIKA & Friends and The Kraft Nabisco Championship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Donor Recognition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INSIDE BACK COVER
Dear Friends and Supporters: I created the ANNIKA Foundation in 2007 to teach children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition, and to offer aspiring junior golfers the opportunities to pursue their dreams. The last seven years our programming has positively impacted thousands of kids and enabled us to build exciting new global partnerships. For example, our Foundation has worked with The First Tee to implement the “Nine Healthy Habits,” a new health and wellness curriculum. We have also continued our partnership with SPARK, the leading physical education program for children in schools. In 2012-13, with the help of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, we awarded $100,000 to establish SPARK in 20 Orange County (FL) elementary schools. On the junior golf front, our girls’ tournament – the ANNIKA Invitational – has been consistently ranked one of the world’s top events. It has been recognized by the American Junior Golf Association as its Newcomer of the Year (’09), Invitational of the Year (’10) and Best Media (’11) award winner. Rallying off these accolades, we added the ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills in 2011, the first all-girls event in China, and this past year’s inaugural ANNIKA Invitational Europe in my home country of Sweden. We are exploring other nations for ANNIKA Invitational events to help generate even more interest in girls’ golf around the world. We will continue to use these tournaments as a platform to educate girls about health, wellness, course management, media relations and college preparation. Finally, our Foundation is thrilled to announce a new partnership with 3M. The Fortune 500 company will be the Presenting Sponsor of our newest initiatives focused on bridging the gap between junior and professional golf. With the support of the Haskins Commission and Golfweek, we created the ANNIKA Award Presented By 3M, which will be given annually to the best collegiate female golfer. In concert with the award, we launched the ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented By 3M, a college tournament featuring 12 of the top Division I schools. It will be held September 27-30, 2014 on the challenging Watson Course at Reunion Resort. Because 3M is an innovative global company that champions diversity, women, and integrity, it will also support our global series of junior girls tournaments. We’re excited to continue to inspire the next generation of golfers together! These are exciting times for the ANNIKA Foundation. As I work to motivate children to reach for the stars, your support is crucial to making their dreams a reality. Thank you for sharing my passion!
2012 Photo Gallery
2013 Photo Gallery
ANNIKA Award presented by 3m The creation of the ANNIKA Award Presented By 3M was announced at the 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship. It will be the most prestigious honor in women’s college golf, recognizing the most outstanding female player. Beginning in 2014, the award winner will be selected via player, coach and media votes. She will receive a sponsor’s invitation to the Kraft Nabisco Championship and be presented the award at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented By 3M.
ANNIKA intercollegiate presented by 3m The ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented By 3M is a 54-hole, stroke play tournament for 12 of the top women’s Division I programs. Its inaugural edition will take place September 27-30, 2014 on Reunion Resort’s Watson Course. This event now affords Annika a platform to stay connected with players from junior golf through college and into the professional ranks. The ANNIKA Award Presented By 3M will be presented at a gala dinner during the tournament.
ANNIKA collegiate Golf Experience Each year the ANNIKA Foundation selects two successful Swedish junior golfers (one girl, one boy) to travel to the United States to visit top universities, attend a PGA Tour or LPGA event and work on their golf games with Annika. They enjoy a unique opportunity to tour university campuses and meet with college coaches, as well as learn Annika’s secrets to swing mechanics, course management, tournament preparation, fitness and nutrition. 2013 Linnéa Ström, Göteborgs GK Emma Svensson, Ringenäs GK Adam Blomme, Bro-Bålsta GK Adam Eineving, Chalmers GK 2011 Lynn Carlsson, Varbergs GK Robin Jonsson, Göteborgs GK 2010 Louise Ridderström, Stockholm GK Viktor Edin, Bro-Bålsta GK 2009 Johanna Tillström, Stockholms GK Robin Pettersson, Landskrona GK 2008 Josephine Janson, Ringenäs GK Niclas Carlsson, Stockholms GK
2007 Louise Larsson, Karlstad GK Pontus Widegren, Stockholms GK 2006 Caroline Hedwall, Barsebäcks GK Björn Åkesson, Sofiedals GK 2005 Linn Gustafsson, Mälarö GK Jesper Kennegård, Kungsängens GK 2004 Anna Nordqvist, Torshälla GK Nicklas Glans, Borås GK 2003 Mikela Bäckstedt, Ljunghusens GK Rickard Karlberg, Ale GK
ANNIKA Junior Girls Scholarship Annika and her home club, Bro-Balsta GK, created the ANNIKA Junior Girls Scholarship in 1996 to provide an annual scholarship to a Swedish junior who best exemplifies Annika’s integrity, principles and character.
ANNIKA invitational usa The ANNIKA Foundation partnered with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) in 2009 to create the ANNIKA Invitational USA. A field of 72 top U.S. and international players compete in the 54-hole, stroke-play event. During the week, competitors are treated to a Junior-Am, golf clinic and education seminars conducted by Annika and her team on media training, health and nutrition. The event has been recognized by the AJGA as its Newcomer of the Year (2009), Invitational of the Year (2010) and Best Media (2011) award winner. In 2013 alone over 50 Division I Womenâ€™s Coaches attended the tournament. Proceeds from the event have endowed a $100,000 Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, which provides golf opportunities for young players, regardless of financial ability.
2013 RESULTS 1 Bethany Wu T2 Karen Chung T2 Emily Pedersen 4 Yu Liu T5 Ruixin Liu T5 Linnea Strom T5 Simin Feng
68-71-67 70-72-67 70-71-68 73-69-69 74-70-69 71-71-71 72-70-71
206 209 209 211 213 213 213
(-10) (-7) (-7) (-5) (-3) (-3) (-3)
PAST CHAMPIONS 2012 Alison Lee (USA) 2011 Celine Boutier (France) 2010 Victoria Tanco (Argentina) 2009 Simin Feng (China) 2013 USA â€“ Bethany Wu, USA
2012 USA - Alison Lee, USA
ANNIKA invitational mission hills Founded on the heels of the successful ANNIKA Invitational USA, the ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills was created in 2011 and is held annually on the Annika Course at China’s Mission Hills Resort. It is the country’s first all-girls junior golf event. Each year, the champion receives an exemption into the LET’s Mission Hills World Ladies Championship, while the top three finishers are invited to compete in the ANNIKA Invitational USA. 2013 RESULTS 1 Rong Ji (China) 2 Ziyi Wang (China) 3 Hee Ying Loy (Malaysia) 4 Yi Ting Lai (Taiwan) 5 Ru Qing Guan (China)
72-69 74-69 73-71 73-72 72-75
141 143 144 145 147
(-3) (-1) (E) (+1) (+3)
PAST CHAMPIONS 2012 Xiang Sui (China) 2011 Charlotte Thomas (England) 2013 Mission Hills – Rong Ji, China
ANNIKA invitational europe The inaugural ANNIKA Invitational Europe – the third event and third continent for the ANNIKA Invitational series – was held in late summer 2012 in Linkoping, Sweden. Modeled after the ANNIKA Invitational USA, the event features 78 of the best female European golfers competing over 54 holes and also has educational training sessions led by Annika and her team. In 2013, it moved to Landskrona Golf Club in Landskrona, Sweden. The champion earns an LET exemption into the Helsingborg Open, while the top three finishers are invited to compete in the ANNIKA Invitational USA. 2013 RESULTS 1 Malene Krolboll Hansen (Denmark) 2 Celia Barquin (Spain) T3 Isabelle Johansson (Sweden) T3 Lisa Pettersson (Sweden) T5 Cecilie Bofill (Denmark) T5 Martina Edberg (Sweden)
70-70-65 69-70-68 73-68-71 72-71-69 76-67-71 69-73-72
205 207 212 212 214 214
(-11) (-9) (-4) (-4) (-2) (-2)
PAST CHAMPIONS 2012 Linnea Strom (Sweden)
2013 Europe – Malene Krolboll Hansen, Denmark
ANNIKA cup The ANNIKA Cup is an annual match play competition for 12 of the top female amateur girls in Sweden. It is held on Annikaâ€™s home course of Bro-Balsta GK in Bro, Sweden. The tournament integrates training with a competition element. It introduces drills and techniques Annika uses and that her team teaches at the ANNIKA Academy. The girls are also split into two teams of six to compete against each other in singles match play. On the last day of the event, Annika conducts a clinic for the girls, hosts a Q&A session and then sits down with them for lunch.
ANNIKA junior day in memory of holly baxter Each year the ANNIKA Foundation invites 80-100 juniors from the local community to participate in ANNIKA Junior Day in Memory of Holly Baxter. The event is held at the ANNIKA Academy at Reunion Resort. The idea came from Bob Baxter who lost his wife, Holly, to brain cancer in 2007. Children are invited spend a day at the ANNIKA Academy learning golf fundamentals from Annikaâ€™s team and the importance of fitness and nutrition. They are also treated to a healthy lunch and clinic from Annika. Participating groups have included the Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association, The Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida and The First Tee of Central Florida.
ANNIKA inspiration award In 2009, the ANNIKA Foundation partnered with the Womenâ€™s Sports Foundation (WSF) to create the ANNIKA Inspiration Award, a national title given annually to a young female athlete who not only excels in her sport, but demonstrates leadership, provides inspiration for others and gives back to her community. As part of its Annual Salute to Women in Sports Gala, the WSF presents five major awards across all female sports.
2012 Lianna Thomas, Figure Skating
2011 Winter Vinecki, Triathlon
Lianna Thomas, a competitive figure skater from Irvine, California, was the recipient of the 2012 ANNIKA Inspiration Award. Thomas was adopted from her native China by her U.S. family when she was just an infant. Having skated since she was 5 years old, she drew on her life experiences to give back to the community. She founded Ice Pandas in 2009. It is a program which introduces figure skating as a confidence-building activity for children adopted from China. Lianna moved from New York to California in 2012 to train and organized a new Ice Pandas group. In 2011, she received the Presidential Bronze Award for Service, awarded by the U.S. Government to honor Americans who meet a high standard of commitment to volunteer service, and the Guanyin Award from Families with Children from China of Greater New York (FCCNY) for her outstanding work in the community. In addition to all this work, Lianna started an afterschool reading group for adopted children and raised money for the Red Cross for victims of the Haiti earthquake. An inspiration to young figure skaters, she has transcended her sport and, in doing so, aspires to become a positive role model for everyone all over the world.
2010 Caitlin Baker, Swimming
nine healthy habits Since 2010, the ANNIKA Foundation has worked closely with The First Tee, a youth development organization that provides character education through golf, as well as the Florida Hospital for Children, to develop “Nine Healthy Habits.” It is a health and wellness framework for children. As national spokesperson, Annika brings recognition and attention to this innovative program. Annika was vital to the re-launch of the The First Tee of Central Florida in 2012. On the “Preview Day,” she hosted a clinic at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge for more than 50 participants from the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida. Annika also serves as an honorary board member to The First Tee of Central Florida. Earlier this year, Annika spoke at The First Tee’s Network Meeting in Nashville and also participated in a session about childhood obesity and how golf can help, a youth summit identifying how leaders rally community support to solve complex problems, and a workshop outlining the Nine Healthy Habits.
SPARK physical education The ANNIKA Foundation is proud to partner with SPARK, the leading physical education program for children in schools. Weâ€™ve helped grow the SPARK message and mission of lifelong wellness to include 400 schools (and counting) across Florida and Arkansas, impacting thousands of kids. The ANNIKA Foundation believes that by reaching directly into schools, we can instill good health and nutrition habits in our youth. These early lessons will lead to a lifetime of benefits. The ANNIKA Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to Orange County Public Schools (FL) to implement SPARK in 20 elementary schools this school year. Funding for the grant was provided to the ANNIKA Foundation by the BlueCross BlueShield of Florida Foundation through its Promising Practices grant program.
ANNIKA & Friends On Saturday, May 12, 2012 the ANNIKA & Friends at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort kicked off with a wine reception and dinner party. The next day began with a Motherâ€™s Day breakfast and a Q&A with Annika and her LPGA friends. Golf was played afterward at Sandestinâ€™s Raven Golf Club. The celebrity tournament consisted of 20 teams of four amateurs plus either a celebrity or LPGA legend. As an extra-special ending to the festivities, Darius Rucker, a top country star who led one of the best pop/rock bands of the 1990s, Hootie and the Blowfish, put on a concert on the beautiful North Park lawn at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. It was a first-class event for a great cause.
Kraft Nabisco Championship As a three-time Champion of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Annika went back to the desert in 2013 as host of the Celebrity Pro-Am. Additionally, Annika performed a junior clinic for 100 kids from The First Tee of Coachella Valley and the Southern California Golf Association, and was the starter for the Kraft Nabisco Junior Challenge.
3M Bank of America, N.A. / Merrill Lynch Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Foundation Dan Dutton Kraft Nabisco Championship Lancaster General Health Rolex Watch U.S.A., Inc. Susquehanna Bank Annika with Inge Thulin, CEO of 3M
$15,000 - $24,999
Callaway Golf Keys Children’s Foundation Michael & Suzanne Fleming Myra Haley Robert Baxter
$1,000 - $4,999
$10,000 - $14,999
Allianz Championship ChimeOn, Inc. Community Foundation of Mahoning Valley David Bockorny Golf Course Superintendents Association of America John Floyd Kurt Beck Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Sandestin Investments, LLC Sheila Johnson SportsMark Visit South Walton
$5,000 - $9,999
APS Events LLC Arth Production Services Bockorny Group, Inc. Celebration Restaurant Group DPH Fund Five Star Beach Properties Florida Hospital Glen Bankert Herb Lotman Insurance Zone Jay & Sue Brennan Lexus New Honda Classic Pepsi Lipton Tea Think It Wear It Express Thomas Crabtree Todd Grisoff United Way of Central Carolinas Whole Foods Market Yani Tseng
Albert Prillaman Avion Pharmaceuticals Benee Scola & Company Bert Trucksess Brian Rowland Chevron Cindy Cole Cooley LLP Craig Matthews D.C. Mealey Dennis Stewart, M.D. Driton Dovolani Edward Brown Edwin Watts E.L. Robinson E.L. Robinson Engineering Emerald Coast Woman Care, LLC Fifth Third Bank Greenbrier Sporting Club Gregory E. Hyland James F. Henry James Johnston James Liufau Jill Rubert Jim Lempke Josh McLean Kenneth & Julie Smith Morgan Pressel Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Patricia Griffin Robert Gould Robert Smith School Specialty Sidhu Family Foundation Southern Eye Equipment Sport Mazda Stephen Fehr Steve & Lynn Dugas Susan Blauvelt Suzann Pettersen Thomas Hays Todd Thompson Wells Fargo Advisors
Amanda Valentino Anthony & Aida Elisco Arthur A. Haberberger, Jr. Ascention Health Ministry SVC CTR Bruce & Diane Kampman Carole Egan Chan’s Wine World Charles Harmon Chris Barley Chris Poate Christopher Schiavone Chuck Paschke Cory & Hillary Fosdyck David Norwood Douglass Chiropractic East Orange Chamber of Commerce Gary Bowman Gary Lorfano GrayRobinson James Murray Jill Rubert Joe Capers John McCamon John Nomakeo Justine Harris Karl & Megan Dunkelman Larry Scott Laura Traback Lee Maher LKDA Michael & Valerie Thompson My Vacation Haven Nicole Hudon Ohio State University Alumni Club of Greater Cleveland Pam Kehoe Patty Lanier Paul Bagley Paula Stanley Peter & Roberta Brittain Pish Posh Patchoulis Porath & Associates, P.A. Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Real & Anne Bergevin RDC Golf Group Richard West Shackamaxon Golf Club Shirley A. Scott Stacey Allaster The McGovern Group Thomas Tangtiphaiboontana Tim & Kendra Arth Vernon Kelly William Tate Wm. Dennis Brannon, P.A.
Donations as of 10/10/13
annika foundation board members Annika Sorenstam Founder
Angela Iacone-Radaelli Club 59 Global, LLC
Tom Ridge Ridge Global
Michael N. Sheetz Cooley LLP
Mike McGee Interim Foundation President
Dan M. Dutton Stimson Lumber Company
Charles S. Mechem, Jr. Former LPGA Commissioner
Herb Lotman Lotman Management
Jay Brennan Chairman of the Board
Sheila Johnson Salamander Hospitality
Dave Bockorny The Bockorny Group
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