Jack Nicklaus: “Let’s grow America…”
Hall of Fame golfer, Jack Nicklaus, painted Star #41 on The Flag for Hope on June 30, 2016. He was awarded his star in recognition of his legendary professional golf career, as well as his tireless efforts to support children’s health via the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. The Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation supports innovative programs focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood illness.
Jack Nicklaus is one of 50 American icons who painted the white stars on The Flag for Hope. He joins more than 4,000 Americans who also provided their hand and finger impressions to create the flag. We are preserving, honoring, and curating the messages of hope shared by each participant. They are a poignant representation of who we are as a country.”
“Well, I’m just a guy who grew up in Ohio and, got lucky by making a few puts at the game of golf. As a result, I suppose I’ve had some influence because I hit puts better than somebody else, but it’s… I’m not important. I’m just an American and somebody who loves this country.
This is a symbol of freedom and a symbol of what America is, and what it has been for… start of country… almost 300 years now. And, let’s keep it that way. Let’s let it grow, let us let it be America. Let’s not change America, let’s let… let’s grow America.
Well if you want to be the best at what you’re doing, you must work at it. You must be dedicated to it. And you must love what you’re doing. That’s the most important thing.
I’m very proud to be an American and I wanna make sure that we see America remain the great country that it is.”