|Fourteenth Swing for the Kids openning|
"We know we have responsibilities as a corporation and Exness is honoured to be taking part in Swing for the Kids and contributing to fulfilling the dreams of disadvantaged children in Vietnam. This is a noble gesture, a social activity that should be maintained and spread," Thai Viet Dung, a representative of Exness, one of the tournament's sponsors said.
Nguyen Bich Viet, representative of tournament sponsor soft drink brand V-Green said: "This is the first time I have ever joined a special event like this. We see the enthusiasm of the players and are so proud to participate."
|Fourteenth Swing for the Kids|
After 13 competitions, more than VND17.5 billion ($760,870) has been collected and delivered to more than 16,000 students as well as used to upgraded school infrastructure around the country.
Operating under the umbrella of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), VIR keeps social activities always top of mind, in line with the general view of the MPI to promote economic and social development that leaves no one behind.
The MPI pays close attention to social activities in all its planning activities, promoting causes championed by events like Swing for the Kids. Reacting to the call of MPI Minister Nguyen Chi Dung, the tournament this year will send VND1 billion ($43,480) of funds to students in Central Vietnam, who have suffered a great deal of damage from floods.
A Gala Dinner awarding the most successful golfers will also take place today at 6 pm.
|Alan Young joining the tournament|
As usual, the annual golf tournament for Vietnamese children, Swing for the Kids 2020 has been supported by BGR Group and SeABank (as co-organisers), Samsung Electronics Vietnam (diamond sponsor), Vingroup (platinum sponsorship), and Kinderworld (gold sponsor), while Bob Foundation and billionaire Bob Parsons, Sun Group, Vietnam Beverage joined as silver sponsors.
As a special prize this year, the Hole-in-One award was a Vinfast LUX A2.0 valued at VND1.4 billion ($60,870).
By Nguyen Huong