New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Top professional golfers Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Bhullar and former cricketers Kapil Dev and Murali Karthik will tee-off at the iconic Delhi Golf Club (DGC) on July 11 for a one-of-its-kind charity golf match aimed at raising funds to contribute to the countrys efforts at fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
The fund-raising event, supported by Magic Bus India and dubbed to be the ‘Champions For A Cause – Charity Golf Match' will be played over 18 holes on at the newly renovated DGC.
The competition aims to raise funds for Covid Relief Efforts by leading NGO Magic Bus India and will see the legendary Kapil Dev an avid golfer, team up with nine-time Asian Tour winner and Arjuna Awardee Gaganjeet Bhullar. The team of Kapil Dev and Gaganjeet will be up against former cricketer Murali Karthik and 2018 Asian Tour Oder of Merit winner and 2018 European Tour Rookie of the Year, 23-year-old Shubhankar Sharma.
“When the country is facing such challenges, it is our duty to do whatever little we can to help,” said Kapil. “It is a great initiative and as a sportsman, it also gives me the added thrill of competing with the best pro players in the country.”
The event will follow government guidelines prevailing at the time in terms of spectators and aims to raise at least Rs 1 Core to support the Covid relief efforts of Magic Bus India. The ‘Champions for a Cause-Charity Golf Match' will also feature a set of on-course challenges to raise additional charitable funds.
“It is wonderful that cricket and golf are getting together for this noble cause. Both the sports have over decades relied heavily on building communities around their sport in their own ways. If ever there was a need to rebuild communities, it is now and just feel blessed to be able to contribute,” said Gaganjeet.
Chennai Based golf administrator Dilip Thomas is the lead donor for this fund raiser event and the event is being managed and marketed by leading sports marketing firm Rishi Narain Sports Marketing.