Grace Stafford Wins the Sportsmanship Award
Grace Stafford, 14, of St. Louis Mo., is the recipient of the George T. Berry Sportsmanship Award for Girls, at the 2019 Pepsi Little People’s Golf Championships.
“Grace read about the Applebee’s Parent-Child event, a part of the 2019 Pepsi Little People’s, and was excited to play with her Dad, Paul Stafford,” explained Grace’s Mom Katie. “But after her little sister Charlotte, who was not playing in the tournament, asked to play with her, Grace decided to enjoy the Sunday tournament with her younger sister, knowing that it would probably change the outcome of her team score.”
Grace realized that it isn’t all about winning, but is about family and fun in the sport.
“Grace has been a wonderful role model and guide for her sister,” said Katie, “while also working hard to improve her own game.”
Grace’s act of selflessness by playing with her sister rather than her Dad is a great example of what sportsmanship is all about. Congratulations, Grace!!
This Sportsmanship Award is given to a girl participating in the tournament who shows good sportsmanship. The Award is named for Berry, father of Nan Ryan, Founder of the Pepsi Little People’s.
ABOUT PEPSI LITTLE PEOPLE’S
The Pepsi Little People’s Golf Championships is an international junior golf competition for boys and girls aged 3 through 18. The 47th annual tournament will be held June 17-19 at two golf courses in Quincy, Illinois USA. Competition is held in seven age divisions for boys and seven age divisions for girls. More information and entry forms are available at www.littlepeoplesgolf.com, or by contacting Nan Ryan, Tournament Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 217-257-5718.
Grace Stafford, winner of the 2019 George T. Berry Sportsmanship Award at Pepsi Little People’s, with her younger sister Charlotte, and parents Paul and Katie Stafford.
Little People’s Tournament Office