Cindy is a professional golfer, currently playing on the U.S. based-LPGA Tour. She is a former member of the Futures Tour (Player of the Year 2010). Cindy started playing golf at the age of 9. She credits her father (who played college golf at the University of South Florida, and a former professional golfer) and grandfather as the individuals who influenced her career the most. She’s enjoyed an extremely successful collegiate career at the University of Louisville, where she won four tournaments, including the Big East Conference Championship in 2007. She’s a three-time All-Big East Conference selection (2006-08) and the 2007 Big East Player of the Year.
Her hobbies include watching movies, playing rock band, taking boxing classes and watching How I Met Your Mother. We are fortunate to consider Cindy a friend of KonectIDY!
She has volunteered to be part of the KonectIDY revolution, designing and wearing many different KonectIDY bracelet color-combinations that will be available for purchase on our site, and featured on Cindy’s website www.cindylacrosse.com. Each KonectIDY bracelet designed by Cindy will have a special meaning to her, and also feature the many unique pro golf tour event locations she’ll play. But most importantly, through her relationship with KonectIDY she will also be giving back to her favorite charity – Blessings in a Backpack.
Cindy describes being involved with Blessings in a Backpack as the most rewarding experience of her life. This charity provides elementary schoolchildren who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. KonectIDY will donate $2 to Blessings in Backpack for every KonectIDY bracelet purchased that is designed by Cindy and/or konected to Blessings in a Backpack! ______________________
Blessings in a Backpack
Hunger Doesn’t Take Weekends Off
What Do We Do?
Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary schoolchildren who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, mac and cheese, and oatmeal.
Why Do We Do It?
There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, increased hospitalization, lower IQ, shorter attention spans, and lower academic achievement. Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding over 63,000 children in 583schools in 45 U.S. states. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. We are feeding the future of America, one school at a time.
Bracelets by Cindy LaCrosse: