Holes 4 Hope sets R150k target
Cape Town - On Saturday, February 9, ably assisted by the entire Golf Operations team, Steenberg’s Director of Golf, Ian Kennedy, along with six other Steenberg PGA professionals will be playing golf for 12 consecutive hours and seeing how many holes they can play in a relay format, while raising as much money for the iThemba House Trust as they can.
Last year, Kennedy raised R140 000 through the generous donations and pledges of Steenberg members and completed an astonishing 247 holes in the allotted 12 hours, recording an impressive 61 birdies and two eagles in the process. However, this year he has challenged his six fellow PGA professionals at Steenberg to play a minimum of 250 holes with a target of R150 000 to be handed over to iThemba House.
When asked about the initiative of Holes 4 Hope, Kennedy said, “We are not men who are in a position to give generous sums of money to charity. However we have access to the incredibly big-hearted members of Steenberg and a sporting ability which can make a difference to others. Holes 4 Hope started off as a basic idea where I had wanted to raise some money for iThemba House. Last year it exceeded my expectations and became something a lot larger than what I had imagined. By changing the format slightly this year, we are hopefully going to raise more money and I hope that, through this initiative, other athletes will follow and use their abilities to raise funds for others in their various disciplines.”
Steenberg Golf Club is well known for their generous fundraising initiatives and Holes 4 Hope is another of these over and above the Steenberg Classic that donated R650 000 to charity in November last year. The funds raised during Holes 4 Hope in 2013 will once again go to the iThemba House Trust, which has several child welfare initiatives that they support. These include a safe house for abused babies and children as well as the self-supporting Bulelani crèche catering for 102 children in Delft.
The other six professionals playing their way through the busy Saturday field at Steenberg are PJ Powell, Greg McLaughlin, Etienne Olivier, Darryn Pitout, David Gerhardi and Adrian Raath.
You can follow the team’s progress on Facebook.
If you would like more information or would like to make a contribution, please contact Ian Kennedy at Steenberg Golf Club on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about iThemba House, please visit their official website