The Golf Foundation, hosted its 9th annual fundraiser to support the careers of underprivileged golfers at the Willingdon Sports Club. The fundraiser commenced with the morning tournament followed by lunch and prize presentation, hosted by Mr Amit Luthra, Founder, President, The Golf Foundation.
Mr Yash Birla was invited to grace the Golf Foundation’s 9th invitational fundraiser as the Chief Guest.
Not many people know that Mr Yash Birla, who is chiefly known as an industrialist is equally passionate about sports and fitness too. Thereby, he was invited as the chief guest for the day. The other esteemed guests for the afternoon included Paralympian gold medalists Devendra Jhajaria and Deepa Mallik and other dignitaries.
The fundraiser aims to support talented wards on a global level. Speaking about the initiative and the event,Mr Amit Luthra-Founder President who is himself a gold medalist at Asian Games and also an Arjuna Awardee said,
“We were humbled on being conferred the prestigious,” Rashtriya Khel Protshan Puruskar “(highest Award for sports promotion) by the Honorable President of India, Sri Ram Nath Kovind Ji and this was thanks to the efforts of all the people who have supported the Foundation, both directly and indirectly. And I am grateful to all the sponsors and the Willingdon Sports Club for their continued support. I am deeply honoured that Mr Yash Birla has taken time out from his busy schedule to grace our event as the Chief Guest.”
“It’s an honour for me to play any part to spread the love for health, sports and fitness in our country, so required for a better tomorrow. I wish Mr Amit Luthra and his team the very best for all their future endeavours in the field.”
Mr Yash Birla
The Golf Foundation is a Registered Charitable Society formed in 2000 by like-minded golfers who wanted to give back to the game by helping a pool of talented, underprivileged golfers in India. The Foundation firmly believes that India has the potential to become world champions. This can be done if deserving talent from the weaker sections of society is supported. In addition to numerous international events, the fact that golf has been included in the Olympics hugely widens the opportunities for our golfers.