VJ January 28, 2005, 8:47 am

by Robert Laborico
I just have one simple question for you. Exoctly how much have you donated? I'm sure it is way more than .37 percent of your income!! Give VJ credit and criticize those who decide not to give!

Baldwin's comments January 28, 2005, 7:58 am

by S M Johnson
Question:
Why doesn't Mr. Baldwin write an article on what is positive about all the charities making efforts to support the relief fund?
By the way, who made Baldwin the judge and jury to determine how much someone should donate? There is already enough negative stuff going on in the world and filling up our newspapers and televisions without guys like Baldwin writing about a guy trying to do something good.
Who gave Baldwin such a license to bash somebody for doing something nice? Does he think this is his job? Or do sports writers like Baldwin just take a swing at whoever they want so they can say the "are just doing their job"? Man, I am sick and tired of such negativity in sports reporting.
Did Baldwin's parents raise such an ungrateful little kid that he never learned the gold rule;" if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"? I bet he complained about what Santa left him for Christmans and on every birthday too. He must have been the last one picked for all the neighborhood games with an attitude like that.
There are people in the world that try to something positive. Then there are those that simply find it easier to bash everyone else rather than doing something good themselves.
Can't Baldwin find something positive to write about or is he just that miserable?
I would like to compliment Singh, his fellow Tour members, along with the PGA Tour, PGA of America, The U.S.G.A., Augusta National, and all the other great golf organizations and their members for their effots to provide support and relief to the victims and countries that were affected by this horrible natural disaster!! Now, that's a story!
Steve Johnson, Member PGA of America
Hilton Head, SC

Re: November 27, 2006, 11:47 am

RE: Baldwin's comments November 27, 2006, 11:47 am

by Tish Nelson
It may seem Mr. Singh doesnt give, but he is a great philanthropist. His charitable foundation gives primarily to support and assist abused women and children. He only donated a small portion of his gifts to one relief fund, and a great deal to others. Besides which, any gifts he is given still have taxable value, ask the i.r.s.

Vijay January 27, 2005, 7:49 am

by Lefty
My first question is "how much did our outspoken writer donate?" My second thought is that I'm sure the tsunami victims appreciate any donation large or small. I agree with a previous poster that put this newsletter in the junk email file. It is a disgrace.

This article is a disgrace January 26, 2005, 5:49 pm

by Geoff Gonzalez
How could you criticize Vijay for helping out the tsunami releif effort. This article absolutley blew me away, do you not have any common sense? You say that Vijay is cold-hearted for donating free gifts, well what do you think he would have done with those items? I guarantee that he would have thrown them in his garage and not even thought about them until it was time to move to a new, bigger home. This only shows that giving back is on Vijay's mind. I mean, darn, he only gave $35,000 to the releif effort. The last time i checked, internet columnists weren't exactly the most desirable jobs, pay-wise that is. It's very easy to see that you have used all your literary knowledge, probably gained at a junior college, to write this god-awful article. You should be ashamed for criticizing somebody who is trying to help out during this horrible time.

? January 26, 2005, 2:56 pm

by bob
cheer up a little...and find something worth writing about

Vijay and charity January 26, 2005, 1:54 pm

by Tom Paul
Whoever wrote the article on here about Vijay and charity should be aware that in my opinion, his opinion (the writer) is about the dumbest I've ever read.

VJ's charity January 26, 2005, 12:53 pm

by Paul Lacey
The fact is, freebies or not, VJ didn't have to donate anything; but he did. Why can't we just give him credit for that. Is it because he makes millions and millions we expect him to give more. Maybe he does and we don't hear about it. No wonder many philanthropists choose to donate anonymously. Why run the risk of derision because you didn't give 'enough'. At Christmas I put together 20 packages of various items for each member of the maintainence crew at our golf course. Five of the six items in each present were things I had received from a merchandiser but I thought they would appreciate having. I'd hate to think it would cheapen my gift if they knew I did't have to pay for everything included. Is it necessary for a gift to be financially painful in order to increase the value of one's charity? I hope not.

Charity January 26, 2005, 11:48 am

by JB
I don't think that anyone should critize someone else for making a donation. I'm sure he did what he felt is right & did his part. What about all the homeless, poor, sick, etc. that we have in the good old USA?? Has anyone made any contributions to our own needy?? What Vijay did is more than lots of us have done. He may have donated more anonymusly & nobody knows about any of it!!

VJ January 26, 2005, 11:04 am

by Steve Stines
I believe that VJ is a greater pain in the backside to the world of golf than he is worth. To me, he does almost nothing to help further his and OUR sport. He is not an ambassador, but I will say only this in his "support" he didn't give because he HAD to but because it was the right thing to do. Everyday we all should be able to step up and be a hero, and make someone very proud they knew us

 

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