Swing for the Kids 2020 ready for first swing

March 12, 2020 | 16:08
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The annual Swing for the Kids charity golf tournament organised by Vietnam Investment Review officially returns this April for its 14th season, bringing together the cream of the Vietnamese business community for the humane cause of raising funds to nourish the hopes and dreams of talented, but disadvantaged students.
swing for the kids 2020 ready for first swing
Swing for the Kids returns for a 14th edition to gather the warm-hearted and support the education of talented students from disadvantaged households

Vietnam Investment Review (VIR) has announced its 14th Swing for the Kids tournament, which is scheduled to hit the course of BRG Kings Island Golf Resort in Hanoi’s Son Tay district in April.

Having become a prestigious convergence for golf enthusiasts, the tournament is not only appreciated by the public for its humane focus, but is regarded as a premier "golf tournament" for investors, domestic and foreign businesspeople, diplomats, and representatives of international organisations to meet and share ideas about life and career.

Over the past 13 editions, thousands of inspiring swings have been made at BRG Group's renowned Kings Island and Legend Hill golf resorts. The 14th tournament promises even more anticipated drives from VIR's valued golfers and sponsors who have been accompanying impoverished but studious children across Vietnam – and rose to "masterhood" at Swing for the Kids.

With its strong sense of humanity focusing on education for future generations, Swing for the Kids has widely connected philanthropists and successfully delivered more than 16,000 scholarships valued at more than VND17.5 billion ($760,900) to students, and contributed to upgrading learning facilities in 40 cities and provinces nationwide.

When the whole world is being engulfed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam is emerging as one of the safe destinations thanks to the sustained efforts of the Vietnamese government and residents. Swing for the Kids invites visitors and golfers to leave behind their worries for an afternoon of sharing, caring, and fun.

On the other hand, the Organising Board of Swing for the Kids also noted that to ensure the safety of participants and integrity of the tournament, there would be regular updates on the COVID-19 situation and the event's schedule in the coming time.

This year, the organising board expects to raise more than VND1.8 billion ($78,260) for the Swing for the Kids scholarship fund, which is operated by VIR and the Vietnam Study Encouragement Fund.

Le Trong Minh, head of the organising board cum editor-in-chief at VIR, emphasised, "We believe that the students helped today will become successful citizens in the future, and keep supporting those in need because no one should be left behind."

Pledging to accompany Swing for the Kids, Choi Joo Ho - general director of Samsung Vietnam and representative from the Diamond Spondor - stated, "Swing for the Kids’ target is also what Samsung Group is working for through its global community activities, driven by the vision 'Enabling People' and 'Education for Future Generations'. This is also one of the reasons for the long-term companionship of Samsung Vietnam and Swing for the Kids in the future."

"I wish the tournament would make even greater success and grow to an even larger scale, enabling the young to dream higher," he added.

Similar to previous tournaments, Swing for the Kids 2020 is organised by VIR in collaboration with SeaBank and BRG Group, under the guidance and sponsorship of the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Vietnam Study Promotion Fund.

This season continues to receive enthusiastic support from long-standing sponsors, with Samsung Electronics Vietnam as Diamond Sponsor, Vingroup as Platinum Sponsor, and KinderWorld as Gold Sponsor.

Most notably, since 2018, American entrepreneur and billionaire Bob Parsons has been supporting the event as Silver Sponsor. This year also marks the third year that Sun Group participates as Silver Sponsor, alongside many kind-hearted individuals and organisations who are welcomed to register until the official tournament tees off.

Golfers can participate in the Swing for the Kids tournament for an entrance fee of VND3 million ($130.43) per individual, inclusive of the course fee, caddy, golf cart, and gala dinner.

By Tu My

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