Swing for the kids returns to aid of disadvantaged students

April 06, 2022 | 15:55
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Vietnam Investment Review will host the 15th annual Swing for the Kids golf event on April 16 to raise funds for talented but disadvantaged students.
Swing for the kids returns to aid of disadvantaged students
Swing for the kids returns to aid of disadvantaged students

Over the past 15 years, Swing for the Kids has become a gathering place of benevolent hearts. It has provided additional resources for thousands of students, especially those from ethnic minorities and remote and mountainous areas, in the form of scholarships and support for upgrading and renovating schools.

The annual golf tournament has connected sponsors, benefactors, and the business community to directly give more than 18,000 scholarships with a total value of more than $800,000 to poor students and fixed schools in 40 provinces and cities over the years.

As usual, the upcoming event has received enthusiastic support and long-time companionship from benefactors including BRG Group and SeABank (as co-organiser), Samsung Electronics Vietnam (diamond sponsor), Vingroup (platinum sponsor), Kinderworld (gold sponsor), Sun Group and Vietnam Beverages (silver sponsors), and Maxum Paint (Hole-in-One sponsor for the first time).

In the past three years, the pandemic has not stopped companies or individuals from getting involved in charity events that can help encourage children in difficult circumstances to achieve good academic results.

“We believe that the warmth of kind hearts and the enthusiasm of specific actions can help alleviate hardship and continue encouraging poor students to overcome difficulties and study well,” said the head of organisers and VIR editor-in-chief Le Trong Minh.

The 15th Swing for the Kids will take place on April 16 at BRG Kings Island Golf Resort in Son Tay town, with the fee for every participant set at VND3 million ($130).

The press conference will be hosted on April 7 at VIR, where full-course scholarships worth between $260 and $440 each will be offered to students who have excelled in their studies in the past school year.

By Hara Nguyen

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