Cadiz Steenberg Classic to aid charity

2012-10-17 11:30

Cape Town - Around 1 000 Cape golfers are aiming to raise over R625 000 for charity in November in the week-long Cadiz Steenberg Classic - one of the biggest fund raising golf tournaments in South Africa.

The event, sponsored by Cadiz Asset Management, runs from October 28 to November 3 and is hosted at the premier Steenberg Golf Estate, Cape Town - voted by Conde Naste as the No 1 golf resort in SA and No 2 in the world. Established in 1996, Cadiz is an independent, award winning asset management company focused on enriching lives through sustainable investment excellence.

The Cadiz Steenberg Classic raises funds for community upliftment organisations located near the golf course. Last year it raised a record R625 000. The aim is to top this figure in 2012 and boost the total funds raised over the last 12 years to over R3.2 million.

The Steenberg Golf Course boasts a host of illustrious members, including rugby heroes Francois Pienaar, Morne du Plessis, Lance Sherrell, Robert Brink, Christian Stewart and HO de Villiers. All these members will be participating in the week’s events.

The Cadiz Steenberg Classic has grown since 2000 from a one day tournament to a week-long, fund raising event, hosting daily competitions including a parent/child contest and culminating in the Cadiz Steenberg Classic on the last day.

The week of golf is followed by a gala event and prize giving. Several fund raising efforts throughout the week, including a raffle and auction, are expected to yield over R625 000 this year.

The CEO of Cadiz Asset Management, Frank Cadiz, says the company’s involvement is based on its belief that responsible and caring corporate citizenship is a key component of true business leadership. He says the funds raised will be donated to beneficiaries in the broader Steenberg community, viz: SARDA which provides disabled children with horse riding therapy, TEARS, an animal rescue society, the Westlake Community Centre, the Steenberg Clinic and Caddy Programme and the Haemophilia Foundation.

“Business has a responsibility to help meet the needs of society at large and an obligation to step forward and contribute time, energy and resources to better the world in which we operate. This event is one small way we are contributing to the community in which we live and work,” said Cadiz.

Steenberg’s Director of Golf, Ian Kennedy, said the event offered one of the best golfing experiences in the country while participants were all directly playing a part in uplifting the local community.

For more info, call Ryan Murphy on 083 701 0401 or Craig Doonan or Sam Logan on (021) 785 3683

Former Springbok legend Morne du Plessis with some of the children beneficiaries from the Westlake Community Centre (File)