27 November 2012

Zimbabwe: Golfing for Charity

press release

A charity gold tournament organised by President Tsvangirai to raise funds for the disadvantaged, teed off on Saturday at Borrowdale Brook Country and Golf Club in Harare.

The annual tournament, which is in its third year, was followed by a prize giving ceremony. President Tsvangirai, who is the Ambassador for People Living with Disabilities, said it was society's obligation to look after the disadvantaged.

"Society is dynamic and we must establish mechanisms to respond to these changing aspects in our humanity. This tournament is one of the ways that we have established to help raise resources for the disadvantaged. We also aim to raise awareness towards the conditions under which our disadvantaged brothers and sisters are living," President Tsvangirai said.

Organiser and Principal Director in the Prime Minister's Office, Lazarus Muriritirwa said the golf day has attracted interest from top players from various embassies, the corporate sector, civil society and individuals.

Winners walked away with prizes that include a Toyota Hilux Double Cab vehicle and a floating trophy for the top player. The event was made possible by various sponsors and proceeds will be donated to charity.

Some of the charity organisations that have benefited from proceeds from past charity golf day are; Chinyaradzo Children's Home, Matthew Rusike Children's Home, Mashambanzou Care Trust, Society of the Destitute Aged, Harare Children's Home and Ethunzini YeThemba.

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