Kia Motors America and Michelle Wie Celebrate Learning March 23rd, 2012

Kia Motors America and two time LPGA winner Michelle Wie donated $50,000 to Operation Hero, a nationwide Armed Services YMCA program that provides free mentoring and tutoring to at-risk elementary aged children of military families living at Camp Pendleton. The donation is intended to help Operation Hero maintain staff and provide equipment and supplies to more than 375 kindergarten and elementary students at Camp Pendleton, which is home to more than 100,000 men and women of the armed forces and their families.

Third Annual Kia Classic

The donation was made prior to Michelle Wie’s participation in the third annual Kia Classic, which just completed its first round today at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California.

This year’s Kia Classic has LPGA players from around the world competing for a $1.7 million purse with first place winning $255,000 and one of the first range-topping Optima Limited sedans to roll off the production line at Kia’s U.S. manufacturing plant in Georgia.

Who’s going to finish first this year?

Sandra Gal is the defending champion, but who do you think will take home the Kia Classic championship this year?

Be sure to check out the 2012 Kia Soul commercial starring our very own Michelle Wie.