Cadiz Classic raises recond sum

2011-11-23 12:17

Cape Town - One of the country’s biggest fund-raising golf tournaments, the Cadiz Steenberg Classic, has collected a record R625 000 for an array of charities doing work in a range of fields from educating disadvantaged children, to providing refuge to abused dogs and cats.

About 1 000 golfers participated in the week-long event at the prestigious Steenberg Golf Course in Cape Town’s southern suburbs from October 30 to November 5, playing in a variety of tournaments, including a Pro-Am.

Through donations, a raffle and an auction, the event raised at least R625 000 - over R125 000 more than the previous year. The tournament has now raised a total of R2.28 million for charity since 2006.

Frank Cadiz, the CEO of Cadiz Asset Management, the main sponsor, described the event as an “enormous success”.

“The generosity of the golfers who participated is unbelievable and we pay tribute to them for digging deep to support organisations doing vital work in our community,” he said.

The beneficiaries of funds raised are: the Westlake Community Centre, TEARS - a shelter for abused animals, South African Riding for the Disabled, the Haemophilia Foundation, the Steenberg Clinic and the Steenberg Caddies Programme. They each received cheques at an emotional handover at their respective premises recently, all expressing deep gratitude.

Steenberg Estate’s CEO, Gary Lees said the event had superseded all expectations.

“Our golfers have described it as an event of exceptional standards and most importantly, they all gave generously to help support organisations which provide vital services to Cape Town’s southern suburbs. We salute all involved”.

R175 000 raised for the Westlake Community Centre

R100 000 boost for South African Riding for the Disabled (SARDA)

R150 000 donation for the Steenberg Clinic and the Steenberg Caddies Programme