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Top Sporting Personalities Turn Out In Force To Support Asmir Begovic Foundation – Golf Classic.

AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper and Bosnian international Asmir Begović, was joined by his friends from sporting world, including Petr Cech, Roberto Di Matteo, Charlie Daniels, Carlo Cudicini and many others. 

The team captained by Neil Fewings came out on top with a winning score of 93 points, with Asmir’s team coming second with a score of 89. The day proved a huge success for the Asmir Begovic Foundation, 

Host Asmir Begovic said: ‘I can’t thank everyone enough who came along to play and contribute to our foundation today. After a successful debut event last year we decided to make this an annual golf classic. I am delighted with all the support we have received and am already looking forward to next year”.  

Begović went on to thank the Foundation’s corporate supporters ‘The generous support we get from brands like Gatorade, Hublot, Bentley, Lockton, Lynx Golf and European Golf Challenge is what allows us to provide a great experience for our participants, while still being able to direct proceeds from the event towards our end goal of enriching the lives of children in Bosnia Herzegovina and in the U.K.’  

QUOTES: ASMIR BEGOVIC FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC

Petr Cech (Arsenal FC)

“I played here last year to show my support for Asmir’s foundation. The reason why I’m keen to show my support to Asmir and his foundation is because he puts so much work in for a very good cause”

Roberto Di Matteo (Football Manager & Chelsea Legend)

“The score is secondary, I mean the primary objective today is to raise as much funds as possible to help children and make children’s lives a little bit better”

Dean Kiely (Crystal Palace)

“Nearly won a Bentley back there.  Was just 4 foot away from winning the Bentley so life’s good. I’m just walking around on a sunny day, hitting a little ball and talking in between.”

Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth)

“It was a great day and Asmir and his guys working with his foundation have put on a great event ever since he asked me. I have kept this date in my diary since he asked me and its great to see so many current and ex professionals down here getting involved and showing their support.”

The Moose – Ian Abrahams (TalkSport)

“Beautiful, it’s absolutely beautiful. Everything about this day is fantastic. The only thing is, these poor lads have got to play with a complete duffer. I mean, honestly, I’ve visited more trees than your average dog in a park.”

Peter Odemwingie (Nigerian National team)

“Asmir is a top lad – his heart is as big as he is physically and thats why I’m here. It’s actually my son’s birthday party but I wanted to make sure I’m here, to support his cause – he’s doing great things, education is very important.”

Editors Notes:

The Asmir Begovic Foundation was founded in 2013 with the goal to build and improve recreational facilities both in England and Bosnia-Herzegovina, encouraging kids to be active and provide them with the opportunity to get involved in sports. Projects the Foundation has supported include the construction of sporting facilities at schools for disabled children in Sarajevo and Tuzla, as well as co-funding the renovation of the multisports complex in Srebrenica. The Foundation has made donations to Redgate Clayton FC, Mary Hare School for Deaf Children, Stepgates Community School as well as Gingerbread Centre. 

For more information about Asmir Begovic Foundation and the ways to donate please visit www.asmirbegovicfoundation.com .