Ask senior amateur golfer Dave King about fighting ankylosing spondylitis, a particularly acute form of arthritis, and he produces a quick answer.
“College scholarships,” he utters.
“I’m too busy to think about the arthritis,” he says. “I’ve got my college scholarships to take care of.”
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Far beyond fairways and rough, King decided he would do something meaningful for youngsters. So he endowed a handful of college scholarships. Some of the recipients played golf, some didn’t.
“Just meeting these kids has been a treat,” says King, 78. “They are fabulous students. It was very moving for me to get involved in this project.”
King, a professional statistician who retired at 51, is often called a philanthropist.
King, a resident of Sterling, Va., awards six scholarships each year. Working alongside the Virginia State Golf Association, he donated $40,000 for the first two and kept going from there. “It’s my opportunity to give b...
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