Shanghai, China: The China leg of the Gary Player Invitational (GPI) global charity series, staged by Black Knight International to benefit The Player Foundation, will be held at Shanghai Links next week.
Building upon the momentum set during the European and American legs of the Gary Player Invitational series, Black Knight International looks to continue its success as the ‘Union of Golf and Giving’ moves to the Far East.
The charity event features professional golfers and business leaders, as well as notable celebrities alongside golf champion Gary Player, who aims to make a difference in the lives of others as host of the event.
On November 3-4, the GPI will take to Shanghai with the Jing An Shangri-La Hotel staging an evening gala before participants test their golf skills in the pro-am event at Shanghai Links Golf Club.
Pop stars, multi-national business leaders, and other celebrities have all pledged their support to benefit The Player Foundation and event beneficiaries seeking to aid under-privileged children.
The Chinese leg of the GPI series has always produced extraordinary results for the fund-raising drive to benefit youth in need across the world’s most populous country, and this year stands to be no different.
The Player Foundation has selected Zhejiang Xinhua Compassion Education Foundation as this year’s beneficiary. The NGO’s main area of concern is that children in rural China often go to school with an empty stomach because they do not have the money for breakfast. This causes them to be malnourished and affects both their mental concentration and physical body growth.
“We are looking forward to another successful year in Shanghai to build upon the existing success of our ‘Union of Golf and Giving’ in order to continue bringing a brighter future to children in need across China,” said Marc Tudhope, Black Knight International Managing Director.
Since the establishment of The Player Foundation in 1983 by Marc Player, the foundation has raised nearly US$60 million across the globe to aid under-privileged children through the GPI series.
“I have achieved all and more than I ever dreamt for on the golf course, but I count what The Player Foundation has been able to accomplish with the help of our Gary Player Invitational series as one of the most important and fulfilling achievements of my life,” said Gary Player.