Asian Tour to raise funds for Myanmar and China

May 22nd, 2008 - 12:22 am ICT by admin  

Sentosa, May 21 (IANS) Asian Tour will organise a special golf event to be held at the Sentosa Golf Club June 1 to raise funds for the victims suffering from the devastating aftermath of Myanmar’s Cyclone Nargis and the Sichuan earthquake. The catastrophes have saddened the lives of many and several of the Asian Tour golfers led by executive chairman Kyi Hla Han have pledged their commitment to take part in this fund-raising event.

“We are extremely saddened with the recent disasters that have occurred in Asia and we hope that the continued rescue and aid efforts will bring more hope and assistance to the people stricken by these unfortunate disasters,” said Han.

“The Asian Tour hopes to do our part by raising funds for all these victims through this golf day,” he added.

Asian Tour regular, Gavin Flint of Australia will be among several of Asian Tour players lending his support for the event.

“It’s really heartbreaking to know that so many innocent victims are suffering because of these unfortunate disasters. Through this fund-raising event, I hope to do my part to help these victims in whatever way I can,” said Flint.

All proceeds from the Asian Tour Disaster Fund Raising Golf Day for Myanmar and China at Sentosa, which is the Home of the Asian Tour, will be donated through the Singapore Red Cross.

The donations will come in the form of goods and services as prizes or silent auction items, purchase of a team or playing spots in the event or cash donations to Asian Tour, which will onpass the funds to the Red Cross.

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