Cadiz Classic to aid charity

2011-10-19 12:58

Cape Town - Around 1 000 Cape golfers aim to raise at least R500 000 for charity in November in the prestigious week-long Cadiz Steenberg Classic.

The event, sponsored by Cadiz Asset Management, runs from October 30 to November 5, and is hosted at Steenberg Golf Estate in Cape Town.

The golf course, rated by respected periodical Compleat Golfer as among the top three golfing experiences in South Africa, boasts a host of illustrious members, including rugby heroes Francois Pienaar, Morne du Plessis and HO de Villiers. 

The Cadiz Steenberg Classic has grown since 2000 from a one day tournament into a week-long, community upliftment event with a host of competitions that cater for a wide range of categories, culminating in the main championship on the final day. This is followed by a gala event and prize giving. Several fund raising efforts, including exclusive auction items and raffle prizes, are expected to yield a whopping half a million rand.

The MD of Cadiz Asset Management, Frank Cadiz, said the funds will be donated to beneficiaries in the broader Steenberg community, viz: SARDA which provides disabled children with therapy through horse riding, TEARS, an animal rescue society, the Westlake Community Centre, the Steenberg Clinic and Caddy Programme and the Haemophilia Foundation.

“The Cadiz Steenberg Classic is an important social responsibility event which gives back to the community, impacting positively on the lives of people within the area in which we live and where we play golf,” said Cadiz. “If all of us do more by giving back, we’ll all be in a much better place.”

Steenberg’s Director of Golf, Ian Kennedy, said the event was unique: “All participants will be treated to one of the best golfing experiences available while at the same time they will all be giving something back to the community. And operationally, this event is run at the highest golfing standards possible.”