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LPGA plans Turning Point stop

American Mo Martin proudly holds the trophy after her victory during the final round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale on July 13, in Southport, England. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images

July 17, 2014
At least 23 of the world's best golfers on the Ladies Professional Golf Association visits the Country Club of Detroit next month for a fundraiser.

The Turning Point Scholarship Fund, Cornerstone Schools and the LPGA host the Turning Point Invitational Aug. 25, to raise $1 million to help Detroit children attend the Nevada campus of Cornerstone Schools.

"The LPGA is delighted to partner with the Turning Point Scholarship Fund and the Cornerstone Schools in order to provide the opportunity for so many Detroit children to receive an excellent education," said Michael Whan, LPGAcommissioner.

LPGA members playing in the invitational are Nancy Lopez, Meg Mallon, Beth Daniel, Juli Inkster, Jessica Korda, Natalie Gulbis, Morgan Pressel, Brittany Lincicome, Brittany Lang, Gerina Piller, Katherine Kirk, Jaye Marie Green, Mo Martin, Amanda Blumenhurst, Angela Stanford, Lizette Salas, Shasta Averyhardt, Ginger Howard, Cheyenne Woods, Chella Choi, IK Kim, Kristy McPherson and Yani Tseng.

"The entire Cornerstone family is deeply grateful to the commissioner of the LPGA, the fabulous group of 23 players who are coming to help generate scholarship funds and the co-chairs of the Turning Point Scholarship Fund who are inviting so many people and companies to help change Detroit one child, one family, at a time," said Clark Durant, co-founder of Cornerstone Schools and a resident of Grosse Pointe Farms. "I am also grateful to the Country Club of Detroit for hosting the Turning Point Invitational."

Passes for the event's limited gallery are available at (313) 368-8580.

More information will be in next week's newspaper.

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