Monday, March 5, 2012

BJGC Seve Ballesteros Foundation Challenge

”I'm here because golf is my sport and I like to compete, ... Just by being here I'm already beginning to win.”
Seve Ballesteros

Bali Junior Golf Community together with Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club is joining an initiative in Spain to raise funds for The Seve Ballesteros Foundation in support of Cancer Research.

The weekend of April 7th & 8th 2012 a 2-day Challenge charity tournament supporting The Seve Ballesteros Foundation will be held at Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club.

The event in Bali is part of a initiative in Spain which will see thousands of golfers at golf clubs raise money for Seve's Foundation, which funds research into brain cancer.

Golfers at Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club will tee off in their bid not only to raise money for charity, but also to try to promote junior golf in Bali as well as the mentor program for juniors which will see a team event for day 1 where 2 adults will be paired with 2 juniors.
We want to also educate our juniors from an early age about giving back through golf.

A strong field of adult and junior golfers is expected on the day, at the popular local course who always throws itself wholeheartedly behind the juniors and golf.

Bali Handara Kosaido County Club general manager Mark Isley said: "We are very honored to hold this event and support Bali Junior Golf Community as well as the Seve Ballesteros Foundation, which helps fund Cancer Research UK's world class research into brain cancer". Our members are an exceptional group of people and tremendously generous, so we look forward to a great day.".

About Seve Ballesteros
A forrmer World No.1 and winner of over 80 tournaments including five major championships, Seve Ballesteros was, for a decade, arguably the greatest golfer in the world.

Seve will always be remembered for the strength and determination he showed not only on the golf course but also in the last years of his life, as he bravely fought brain cancer.

The Seve Ballesteros Foundation Challenge 2011
On April 9, 2011 over 140 golf courses in Spain and 12,000 players participated in the "First Edition Seve Ballesteros Foundation Challenge."
The world of golf has more than responded to a project conceived and led by Seve Ballesteros for the sole purpose of raising funds to promote research on brain tumors,

Approximately 4,000 people a year in Spain and 100,000 in the world are diagnosed with brian tumors for which, at present, no cure is available.

What is The Seve Ballesteros Foundation?
In October of 2008, Seve Ballesteros collapsed at Madrid Airport. He was later diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent life saving brain surgery at La Paz hospital in Madrid. "This is the toughest match of my life," he said.
The courage and determination he had shown for 30 years on the golf course now helped him in his greatest challenge. "You must always fight, never give up." spirit, together with the skill and expertise of the surgeons at La Paz Hospital in Madrid gave him what he now calls "My second chance". After four operations Seve left hospital on 9 December 2008.
Seve Ballesteros believes he can make a difference in the fight against brain cancer. Now Seve has decided to support Cancer Research UK. The ambition is to raise significant funds for research into brain cancer. "I want to help; I want to do something to fight this disease."
Cancer Research UK is the world's largest charity dedicated to cancer research. Their doctors and scientists have contributed to 19 of the top 20 drugs used to treat cancer patients worldwide.

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