Kia is known for offering some of the most cost-efficient and well-equipped vehicles on the market, but it's also known for taking part in several important local community initiatives. The American branch of the auto brand recently joined with LPGA star Michelle Wie to donate $50,000 to an after school program in Southern California named Camp Pendleton's Armed Services YMCA Operation Hero Program. Kia is a major sponsor of the LPGA, so teaming up with Wie was a no-brainer for the company.
Executive Director of Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA, George Brown, talks explains the after school program's mission, stating, "Our after school program, Operation Hero, is our most critical program for the young military children attending the five elementary schools on Camp Pendleton. While reducing their stress levels, the program provides the children skills to be successful socially and academically at both home and school."1 Mentoring and tutoring are also provided at no-charge to the at-risk children residing at Camp Pendleton. Overall, this Camp houses more than 100,000 armed forces families.
The majority of the funds donated by Kia and Wie donated funds will support staff members and purchase new supplies and equipment that will impact 375 elementary and kindergarten students at the Camp. For Wie, the donation also commemorates her graduation from Stanford University. She recently competed in the third annual Kia Classic, which took place from March 19-25 in Carlsbad, California.
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