With Kent State University’s men’s and women’s golf teams always near the top of the collegiate rankings, it’s no surprise that Kent has some great golf connections but how about a British Open champ that calls Kent home and has a local charity that makes sure Kent city school kids have enough food to eat.
Ben Curtis graduated from Kent State University in 2000 and has had the good fortune to be a success on the PGA Tour — highlighted by his 2003 British Open victory.
Professional golf has allowed Ben to travel the world but he and his wife have chosen to call Kent home and the community is lucky to have them.
Ben and his wife have taken it on themselves to lead a volunteer effort to keep Kent school kids from going hungry with their “Birdie Bag” program.
There’s a great video that the PGA aired nationally on the Golf Channel that shows how the Birdie Bag program works. It’s a great story about a great golfer in a great community. If you got a minute, check it out, and feel good about the good work that Ben and his wife have inspired.