The series has gotten behind Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) and helps to raise funds, courtesy of the Birdies Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.
Every birdie made during the two-day pro-am adds R200 and this week at Langebaan Country Estate over R85,000 has been added to the pool.
“This is the best part of the Vodacom Origins of Golf, the fact that it’s not only the pleasure of entertaining our customers, but also the opportunity of firstly having every birdie contributing towards this wonderful cause – Birdies Against Gender-Based Violence,” said Alberts Breed, Managing Executive, Vodacom Western Cape
And Langebaan is only the beginning – five more tournaments remain in the series.
“It’s a good start,” said Breed. “This is the first tournament and R85,000 being the first amount we put into the kitty is awesome. It’s going to start making the difference that we would like to make.”
Facilitating the collaboration is SAIL. Their HOD for Golf, Thomas Abt, spoke about how pleased the company was to be involved with worthy charities.
“It’s amazing that we’ve managed to incorporate a campaign like Birdies Against Gender-Based Violence, especially on the platform of professional golf, where the players are competing for big prizemoney and we are able to give something back. Over the last 12 years we’ve given in excess of R10-million to our different charities, so we’re very proud of that part of our portfolio,” he said.