150 golfers play in Swing for the Kids 2016

(VNF) - The Swing for the Kids 2016 charity golf tournament ended its annual series on April 25th with a 10th anniversary gala dinner.

(VNF) - The Swing for the Kids 2016 charity golf tournament ended its annual series on April 25th with a 10th anniversary gala dinner.

This year’s event lured 150 golfers, including senior government officials, diplomats and businesspeople.

Vietnam Investment Review’s Editor-in-chief Le Trong Minh expressed gratitude to all sponsors and said the 10th tournament was a meaningful event, thus giving “Swing for the Kids scholarships” to more talented pupils and students across the country.

150 golfers play in Swing for the Kids 2016
150 golfers play in Swing for the Kids 2016
150 golfers play in Swing for the Kids 2016
150 golfers play in Swing for the Kids 2016

During the past nine years, the tournament has granted nearly 12,000 scholarships (valued up VND10.5 billion) to poor but excellent pupils and students, while also helping upgrade numerous training and education facilities in 40 cities and provinces nationwide. Last year, over 2,000 scholarships totalling about VND1.1 billion were given out.

It has become a very meaningful sports-social activity for golfers. Golf is good for our health, but it’s more important that players can share their concerns about underprivileged people, especially poor children.

Accordingly, the best gross of Swing for the Kids 2016 is Le Minh Hoan, who scored 74. The winners of groups A, B, and C were Le Trung Hieu, Trinh Huu Thang, and Ho Kien Trung with the total score of 69, 71, and 72, respectively. Former Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh was granted the third prize of Group B with the total score of 72.

The winner of each pision received a voucher for staying at Ho Tram Strip Resort, a golf voucher at Indochina Hoi An golf course, and a one-year subscription to VIR. The first runners received a voucher for staying at FLC resort and a one-year subscription to VIR. Lastly, the second runners received a golf voucher at Ho Tram Strip golf course and a one-year subscription to VIR.

“Our biggest prize is worth about VND1.5 billion (USD67,300), which will be granted to over 3,000 “winners”, who are excellent students with disadvantaged backgrounds,” said Mr Le Trong Minh.

An auction to raise more money to support underprivileged children was also carried out. Four objects were sold including a Viettel mobile number ending with ‘8888’, which represents prosperity, a bottle of Santabla wine, a silk embroidery painting made by poor children from Thuong Thuong vocational training centre, and two sport bags from Adidas.

The money raised from selling those products will be used to support the education of underprivileged children./.

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