Lexi’s de­but sky­dive ’a dream come true’

New Straits Times - - Sport -

NEW YORK: Lexi Thomp­son ticked off one of her bucket list items on Wed­nes­day when the Amer­i­can No 1 com­pleted her first para­chute jump dur­ing the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Cham­pi­onship tour­na­ment on Wed­nes­day.

Lexi’s de­but sky­dive was a tan­dem freefall with a mem­ber of the United States Navy as they landed on the first tee for her pro-am round where her golf cad­die and play­ing part­ners were pa­tiently wait­ing.

The 22-year-old Lexi said that the para­chute jump over the Kingsmill Re­sort River golf course was some­thing that she has al­ways wanted to do.

“A dream come true is all I can say. Not only did I get to sky­dive, but I got to jump with NAVY SEALs,” said the World No 5, who is a seven-time win­ner on the LPGA Tour.

Lexi is also a backer of the SEAL Legacy Foun­da­tion and will wear blue cam­ou­flage cloth­ing dur­ing her Sun­day round. The Foun­da­tion was formed to help pro­vide ed­u­ca­tion as­sis­tance to fam­i­lies of wounded and dead Navy SEALs.

“We all get to com­pete each week on the LPGA Tour be­cause of the sac­ri­fices of the SEALs and their fam­i­lies, so giv­ing back is the least I can do.” AFP

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