Create a lasting impression by voting above. This vote will go toward a petition for the US Postal Service to create an Arnold Palmer Stamp. Note: Only one vote per person.
Arnold Palmer is many things to many people. He is a world famous golf immortal and sportsman, highly-successful business executive, prominent advertising spokesman, skilled aviator, talented golf course designer and consultant and a devoted family man with a down-to-earth common touch that has made him one of the most popular and accessible public figures in history. He needs to be on a US Postage Stamp. Why should you vote? There are many clear reasons below.
The Arnie's Army Charitable Foundation was established as a means for Arnold Palmer to give back to the fans and communities who have supported him throughout his career. The mission of the foundation is to provide grants that enable institutions and organizations to expand learning, treatment and research of issues affecting the health and well-being of children and adults as well as general charitable support of the communities in which we live.
Arnold Palmer a.k.a. "The King" is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men's professional golf. He has played and won numerous tournaments dating back to 1955. He has played in 1,262 tournaments, and won almost $7m in tournament earnings. His average 18 hole score was 73.
Arnold Palmer was selected to receive a Congressional Gold Medal, which has been around since the American Revolution and recognizes distinguished achievements and contributions in 2009. Arnie also received the National Sports Award from President Bill Clinton in 1993 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2004.
Few athletes have the crossover appeal to capture attention outside their sporting venue. Arnie has always been one of those icons, which is just one of the many reasons we're celebrating his 80th birthday. Look back at the career and life of the King and how he changed the sport forever by reading more at golfdigest.com.
GQ Magazine takes a look back at the best-dressed men of more than 100 years of U.S. Open history and lists Arnold Palmer for his stylish win in 1960 at Cherry Hills.
"Taking the time to write about Arnold Palmer's style is like dropping a fistful of sand in the desert. The man was the King - he's been on the cover of GQ for being one of the Coolest Athletes of All Time."
Along with Arnie's Army, Arnie has created other charities. Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Arnold Palmer Prostate Center, AP Pavilion and Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve.