About a thousand golfers in Cape Town are working towards raising over R600 000 for charity in November in the week-long Cadiz Steenberg Classic, one of the biggest fund-raising golf tournaments in South Africa.
The event is sponsored by financial services group, Cadiz. It will run from October 28 to November 3 and will be hosted at Cape Town’s Steenberg Golf Estate- voted the number one golf resort in SA and number two in the world by Conde Naste.
The Cadiz Steenberg Classic raises funds for community upliftment organisations located near the golf course. Last year, it raised a record R625 000. The aim is to top that figure this year and boost the total funds raised over the last 12 years to over R3.2-million.
The Steenberg Golf Course boasts a host of illustrious members, including Springbok rugby players Francois Pienaar, Morne du Plessis, Lance Sherrell, Robbie Brink and HO de Villiers. Pienaar, Sherrell and Brink will be participating in this year’s tournament.
The CEO of Cadiz Asset Management, Frank Cadiz, says the company’s involvement is based on its belief that responsible and caring corporate citizenship is a key component of true business leadership.
Frank says the funds raised will be donated to beneficiaries in the broader Steenberg community, namely the SA Riding for the Disabled Association, animal rescue society TEARS, the Westlake Community Centre, the Steenberg Clinic and Caddy Programme, and the Haemophilia Foundation.
“Business has a responsibility to help meet the needs of society at large and an obligation to step forward and contribute time, energy and resources to better the world in which we operate. This event is one small way we are contributing to the community in which we live and work,” said Cadiz.
Since 2000, the Cadiz Steenberg Classic has grown from a one-day tournament to a week-long, fund raising event, hosting daily competitions including a parent/child contests and culminating in the Cadiz Steenberg Classic on the last day.