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|Fourteenth Swing for the Kids openning|
Today (November 21, 2020), the annual charity golf tournament Swing for the Kids is taking place to raise funds to support poor but excellent students. The 14th annual event has been delayed for months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to postpone but could not stop us from continuing our task. We believe that our support will help reduce students' difficulties and challenges and push them to higher results, especially teachers and students who have just suffered the strongest floods and storms ever across the central region in the past weeks," Le Trong Minh, head of the Organising Board and VIR's editor-in-chief said.
Padungsak Thanakij, a representative of Banpu Plc. said that supporting education has been on Banpu’s sustainable development agenda since its establishment. "Children are our future. Supporting the education sector is always in the sustainable development plans of Banpu. This was Banpu's first year in Vietnam and we were lucky enough to find Swing for the Kinds as a strategic partner for implementing CSR projects here, he said.
"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, the first diamond sponsor of the annual golf 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).