The Windy Hill Foundation, a Middleburg nonprofit that provides affordable housing to low- and moderate-income families in Loudoun and Fauquier counties, is vying for a $750,000 grant, thanks to PGA pro golfer Michael Kim.
Kim, 25, is represented by Middleburg resident John Mascetello, a longtime supporter of the Windy Hill Foundation.
Kim won his first PGA tournament, the John Deere Classic, in July, and was honored by Metlife with a $20,000 "MetLife Matchup" grant for his successful approach on the 5th hole.
Kim was able to designate the grant to a charity of his choice, and he chose the Windy Hill Foundation.
Now, Kim – and Windy Hill – are in the running for the $750,000 “final challenge,” which is again awarded to the PGA golfer’s charity of choice.
The grant will be awarded based on the number of votes Kim receives in an online Metlife promotion, which runs through Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Bob Dale, executive director of Windy Hill, said the nonprofit plans to use the $20,000 they’ve already received on programs and services for their residents. They’re also spreading the word about the $750,000 grant opportunity and urging community members to vote online.
“We will be working to mobilize our small community to vote and hopefully win the $750,000 grant. Windy Hill aims to be the next David and Goliath story,” Dale said in a press release. “We urge anyone and everyone to vote during this next round.”