The Asmir Begović Foundation hosted their third annual Golf Classic at Burhill Golf Club on Monday 13th May, successfully raising funds and awareness for upcoming projects.
Asmir Begović, was joined by his friends from sporting world, including Jermaine Jenas, Roberto Di Matteo, AP McCoy, Mike Catt, Joel Ward and many others.
The team captained by Peter Dale along with fellow team mates John Shepherd, Tadhg Randall, Andrew Dale came out on top with a winning score of 89 points, with Sky Sport’s football correspondent Geoff Shreeves team coming a very close second.
The day proved a huge success for the Asmir Begovic Foundation ‘I can’t thank everyone enough who came along to play and contribute to our foundation today. This is the third ABF Golf Classic and is an important part of the fundraising platforms for the foundation, 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 PMW, Howden Group, Savills, Zen Wealth LLP, Sporting Index 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
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”
Peter Odemwingie (Nigerian National team)
“Nearly won a Bentley back there. Was just a 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.”
Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
“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)
“The standard of golf has been amazing, and to have so many celebrities taking part from the world of sport is a credit to Asmir and the foundation.”
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 .