By: Greg Sacidor
What do Jake Owen, Peyton Manning and Phil Mickelson all have in common? They all give back!
Owen, and the two sport legends were recently honored by Golf Digest with the Arnold Palmer award, which recognizes those who give back, at the Golfers Give Back event.
Owen shared a photo of his award on social media. He called the honor “one of the greatest moments” of his life. Owen received the award for the work he has done with his foundation, which he said “has been one of the most fulfilling things I have ever been involved with.”
Last night was literally one of the greatest moments in my life. I was awarded "The Arnie Award"… I also received this amazing honor last night with two people I've always admired and looked up to…Phil Mickelson and Peyton Manning. The award is not only near and dear to my heart because of the great Arnold Palmer, (who is probably the most respected athlete in history) but also because it's given to golfers that "give back." My work with my foundation "The Jake Owen Foundation," has been one of the most fulfilling things I have ever been involved with. To me, life isn't about awards. It's not about money. At the end of this beautiful life, none of that matters. What matters is, the kind of person you are. Your character. Your legacy. What have YOU done for others?Arnold Palmer left a lasting legacy and I couldn't be more proud to have my name in the same sentence as his. I'm forever humbled.
The country singer also shared a picture of the “good company” he was in.
All we have to say to Jake Owen is…..GREAT WORK!