#49: The Natural
Arnold Palmer’s hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, has changed a lot over the years since Arnie was born, but one piece of it will remain the same thanks to Arnold Palmer’s first wife, Winnie Palmer.
Winnie was committed to the environment, and so it was a fitting tribute to her when, two years after her death, the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve was created on a property abutting Saint Vincent College. There are nature trails and beautiful views, but the Reserve is also a community resource with an educational center dedicated to sharing the wonders of nature. Beloved by local families and visitors, the reserve embodies the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation’s commitment to nature-focused wellness and character development. As Amy Saunders, chair of the Arnold Palmer companies and one of Palmer’s daughters, wrote, “Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve has become an amazing reflection of my mother's inspiration, but with vision that exceeded any expectation of its humble beginning… She would be pleased and proud beyond expression.”