Published on Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Ryan Armour started Tournament Week of the Sanderson Farms Championship by visiting the focus of the state’s premier PGA TOUR event: patients in Batson Children’s Hospital.
That Tuesday, Armour, who went on to win the tournament, met Samantha York, another champion, during his visit to the hospital’s hemotology-oncology floor. Samantha’s no stranger to challenges, but she keeps a champion’s attitude and a winning smile. Tucked into rainbow-colored, tiger-striped linens, Samantha, quite the conversationalist, kept Armour and his fellow golfers, Austin Cook and Shawn Stefani, entertained.
“I visited Batson hospital this week . . . and it was very enlightening,” Armour said. “I’ve visited many children’s hospitals . . . and it always shakes your heartstrings.
“It’s good to know that what we’re doing out here and all the charity dollars that are raised go to such a good cause, because I saw it firsthand this week with the patients, and one of the patients I met is here on the front row. (Samantha) was an inspiration to us all.”
See the video of Armour’s speech here.
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