Bubba Watson Pledges $250K to Help West Virginia Flood Victims

Bubba Watson
The Associated Press

Golf superstar Bubba Watson has pledged $250,000 to help West Virginia’s flood victims. And he’ll head straight to West Virginia on Sunday to volunteer his time to help the state recover from the floods as soon as he finishes play at the World Golf Championship event in Ohio.

Watson owns a home at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. Because the resort’s golf course was heavily damaged during the floods, the PGA cancelled its tour event (The Greenbrier Classic) there, which was scheduled for next week.

Watson and his wife Angie will also reportedly help their church in Florida assist at least 10 families who were victimized by the floods.

“These are people that I see every day at the hotel, at the golf courses working and now they have nothing,” Watson reportedly said. “It’s very devastating, but it grows a community together.”

Watson told reporters that his wife is currently in West Virginia and, “I’ll get back down there and do my part, get my hands dirty and try to help out in any way I can.”

During the floods last week, Watson posted some images and video to his social media accounts: