A star-studded event at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford on August 29 raised more than $100,000 for Gary Player’s The Player Foundation, which supports numerous humanitarian causes around the world, including the plight of underprivileged children, the betterment of impoverished communities, and the expansion of educational opportunities. Drawing on Player’s legendary status, the fundraiser brought out dozens of leading pros to play with business leaders, along with the support of sponsor Berenberg.
The field included some of golf’s most celebrated players, including Tom Watson, Bill Haas, Jhonattan Vegas, Tom Lehman, Padraig Harrington, Branden Grace, Jay Haas, Camilo Villegas, Tony Finau, Kevin Kisner, Trevor Immelman, Mark O’Meara, Mike Weir, Larry Mize, Geoff Ogilvy, Blair O’Neal, Victoria Lovelady, Carly Booth, Alex Peters, Paige Mackenzie, Briana Mao, Henni Zuel, Nicole Hage, Kristy McPherson, Victoria Elizabeth, Emily Talley, Anna Rawson, Emiliano Grillo, Danielle Montgomery, Paula Reto, and Kathleen Ekey.
“I am humbled by the success of our event and the funds we have raised for The Player Foundation,” said Gary Player. “It’s an honor to be surrounded by so many generous individuals who continue to support our mission in helping those less fortunate and reach our goal of raising $100 million.”
Hendrik Riehmer, Managing Partner at Berenberg commented, “We are proud to be part of Gary Player’s journey and efforts in supporting underprivileged children around the world. While he is a tremendous ambassador for the game of golf, his desire to change people’s lives is a remarkable inspiration to us all.”
In keeping with Player’s worldwide reputation, the series will continue later this year with events in China and South Africa.