Last fall, Erin Bundy was the leading medalist, setting the women's course record at Royal Hylands Golf Club (Knightstown, Ind.) with a score of 69.
This fall, the Knightstown High School alumnus was selected as the winner of the 2013 Gold M Award, a national scholarship grant awarded by The M Foundation of Mission Athletecare, which recognizes high school student-athletes who are exemplary role models in their communities.
The journey has been anything but a chip shot for Bundy, now in her freshman year at Butler University. Then again, this remarkable student-athlete is committed to serving and giving back.
Projects and initiatives that Bundy was involved in over the course of her high school career include:
- Launched the service project, "Step Forward for Haiti," which collected thousands of pairs of new shoes for victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
- Volunteered for the American Health Network to help provide free physicals to students at her school
- Led a school supply drive and delivered items for children at the Red Bird Mission in Tennessee
- Collaborated with Aeropostale on their "Jeans for Teens" project, helping to collect and distribute jeans to kids in need
- Served as freshman mentor and vice president of the National Honor Society
For her exceptional leadership and dedication to community service, Bundy received a $5,000 scholarship plus a $5,000 donation to the charity of her choice.
New York Mets 3B David Wright was on hand to present Bundy with the $10,000 prize at Citi Field on behalf of M Award sponsors Mission Athletecare, the non-profit foundation LeftRightLeftRightForwardMarch!, and the David Wright Foundation.
What the stars are saying about Erin
"It's worth celebrating accomplishments like Erin's. These are the kind of student leaders that give us all hope for a bright future." —Olympic triathlete Hunter Kemper
"Erin reminds us that you can't start too early to think about and work for things that are important." —Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard
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