The 15th Swing for the Kids charity golf tournament has concluded with nearly $105,000 raised by domestic and foreign donors.
|Award-gala Swing For the Kids golf tournament garnered benevolent donors |
At the award gala, Le Trong Minh, VIR’s editor-in-chief shared, “The annual Swing For the Kids charity golf tournament continues to propagate the spirit of humanity for the promotion and nurturing of education and young talents across Vietnam. Despite the multiple hardships our country has experienced recently, eager benefactors consistently reach out to disadvantaged yet studious individuals. The event has provided crucial support for those in need.
VIR and SeABank, co-organisers of the tournament, granted $13,105 and $5,250 to the Swing For the Kids Fund, respectively. The fund aims to support the study promotion scholarship programme for Vietnamese high school and college students nationwide.
Nguyen Thi Nga, chairwoman of BRG and SeABank said, "Since our inception, BRG Group has embraced corporate social responsibility as an integral and essential aspect of our core mission. BRG has partnered with Swing For the Kids for several years, expecting that our contributions would improve the learning conditions of impoverished students in Vietnam.”
Additionally, the gala honoured exceptional golfers participating in this year's tournament (see table below).
Vo Hong Phuc, former Minister of Planning and Investment and tournament president, emphasised the tournament’s increasing reputation among professional golfers and enterprises as a result of its growing scale, committed sponsors, and transparent process for allocating and granting scholarships to recipients.
"We would like to express our gratitude to the sponsors who have supported the event over the years, particularly BRG Group and SeABank, Samsung Vietnam, Vingroup, Sungroup, Co., Ltd., and others, who have consistently demonstrated an interest in this meaningful tournament,” Phuc said.
Minh from VIR added, “Despite the inclement weather, most of the invited golfers were present at the course. Many of them expressed to me that they endorsed the tournament's spirit and objectives, and hence remain committed to attending.”
Swing For the Kids has become a familiar rendezvous for benevolent supporters, providing aid to numerous gifted students, particularly children of ethnic minorities, remote, mountainous, and island areas, while simultaneously upgrading and renovating educational facilities. Over the past 15 years, the tournament has successfully awarded over 18,000 scholarships totalling $872,000 to the beneficiaries in 50 provinces and cities nationwide.
By Hue Oanh