Every birdie campaign dubbed Golf For Good Initiative has raised Kshs 7.6 million during the Magocal Kenya Open and the Savanna Classic, the European Tour golf series held last month at the Karen country club.
The European Tour, in collaboration with ABSA Kenya donated a shilling for a shilling where a total of 1,881 birdies were made throughout the week at Kenya Open and 1,943 birdies made during Savanna Classic raising a total of Sh7, 648,000 for the Birdies for Good programme.
The funds will go towards supporting two community-based initiatives selected from the Absa Wall of Possibilities which aims to address challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The projects chosen from the Wall of Possibilities submissions to benefit from the birdies for good initiative include an indigenous tree seedlings multiplication project, which will help fight the adverse effects of climate change; and provision of clean and renewable energy to a specific rural communities off the national grid.
Every Birdie Counts campaign is part of the Tour’s Golf for Good initiative, which embraces support for worthy causes and the communities where the Tour plays, promotion of all areas of sustainability and promotion of inclusivity for all allied to the many health benefits of the game