Ashley Yen of Houston, Texas, and Charlie Creamean of Winnetka, Illinois, have been named recipients of the 2020 USGA-American Junior Golf Association Presidents’ Leadership Award.
“Our greatest responsibility is to give back to the game in ways that meaningfully shape its future,” said USGA President Stu Francis. “These two athletes have provided pathways for more people to love the game, to share its values of character and integrity, and to lead golf forward as both a competitive and recreational game. Their individual work inspires me, and should inspire all of us to do more.”
The USGA-AJGA Presidents’ Leadership Award honors one male and one female junior golfer annually who demonstrate leadership, character and community service through their involvement with the Leadership Links program, a joint initiative founded by the USGA and AJGA in 2005 to further develop junior golfers through volunteerism.
“I am so honored and grateful to be the recipient of this award,” Yen said. “I would like to thank the AJGA and USGA for giving me the opportunity to participate in Leadership Links and for making service to our communities a priority. I hope that I can inspire others to find causes close to their heart and help their communities, especially during these challenging times.”
“It’s nice to know that what I have done is being recognized because it makes me feel like I have made a difference,” Creamean said. “AJGA Leadership Links really opened my eyes to how generous people are in supporting two great organizations, Lurie Children’s Hospital and Bunkers in Baghdad.”