Golf for Good donate £50,000 to the Invictus Games Foundation
The Invictus Games Foundation has been named a charity beneficiary of the European Tour’s Golf for Good series, supported by long term Foundation partner ISPS Handa.
Following the recent ISPS HANDA Wales Open at The Celtic Manor Resort and the ISPS HANDA UK Championship at The Belfry, a total of £50,000 has been donated to the Invictus Games Foundation to continue its work with international wounded, injured and sick (WIS) Servicemen and women.
The donation comes at a time when isolation and the cancellation of many sporting events have left many people unable to fully utilise the power of sport to support their recovery and rehabilitation. During this time, the Invictus Games Foundation has been offering active esports to bring together the international community of servicemen and women to foster a sense of competition and support their training efforts.
Dr Handa and ISPS HANDA have been a long-term supporter of both the Invictus Games Foundation and the Invictus Games, through enabling sporting opportunities such as the Golf Open conducted as part of the Invictus Games, including the upcoming Invictus Games The Hague 2020 scheduled for May 29th to June 5th 2021.
Jenni Anderson, Director of Development at the Invictus Games Foundation, said “We were delighted to be a charity beneficiary of the European Tour’s Golf for Good series, supported by our Partner, ISPS HANDA. The incredible donation of £50,000 to the Foundation will enable us to continue to inspire, improve and influence the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded servicemen and women across the globe.
Through the long-term support of Dr Handa and ISPS HANDA we have been able to incorporate an adaptive Golf Open at the Invictus Games. Like us, they believe in the power of sport to change lives. We are very thankful for the opportunity to have been part of the UK Swing Series to ensure sport, like golf, can continue to be a key tool in supporting our WIS recovery journey – both physically and psychologically.”