The 2020 winner of the Pepsi Little People’s “Spirit of Giving” Award is 12-year-old Sophia Macias from Denham, Springs, LA.
The “Spirit of Giving” award was established in 2011 to honor John Howerton, a Little People’s Board member who passed away unexpectedly. John was a great ambassador for Little People’s, establishing many
friendships with players and families. The award is in memory of John’s giving spirit.
Sophia started playing golf six years ago, and noticed a lack of junior golfers in her area. Her parents suggested that she might try to inspire kids to play golf, and with the help of her parents, Laura and James, her
charity “No Worries, Just Birdies” was born.
In two years, her charity raised enough to fully furnish a local school gym with air conditioning, and put handicap accessible playground equipment in a local school.