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2017 UBS Hong Kong Open Charity Cup Grant

Grant Amount Up to HK$1 Million Dollars

Now Closed for Application 

UBS Hong Kong Open Charity Cup Factsheet

Date

Wednesday, 29 November, 2017

Sessions

Two sessions:
Morning: Tee-off at 07.30. Afternoon: Tee-off at 12.30.

Organizers

UBS (Title sponsor – UBS Hong Kong Open), Friends of Asia Hong Kong (Official Charity – UBS Hong Kong Open), Hong Kong Golf Club (Host venue – UBS Hong Kong Open, Venue Sponsor – Charity Cup), Hong Kong Golf Association, European Tour, Asian Tour (sanctioning bodies – UBS Hong Kong Open)

Venue

UBS Hong Kong Open Championship Course (composite course)
The Hong Kong Golf Club (official venue sponsor)
Lot No. 1, Fan Kam Road, Sheung Shui, N.T. Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 2670 1211
Website: www.hkgolfclub.org

Beneficiaries

All proceeds (less expenses) will be donated to support children’s and youth programmes conducted by five charities:

  • Benji’s Centre
  • Chicken Soup Foundation
  • International Learning Resources Centre
  • InspiringHK Sports Foundation
  • Music Children Foundation

Participants

Maximum 188 players. The morning session will host a maximum of 25 flights, (100 players), while the afternoon session will host 22 flights (88 players).

Format of Play

Individual Stableford Points. Each player plays against the net par of each hole and receives points according to how they score in relation to par.

Handicap

Individual Stableford Points. Each player plays against the net par of each hole and receives points according to how they score in relation to par.All participants should have an official handicap in order to participate. The maximum handicap for ladies is 36 and 24 for men. Handicaps for the day will be calculated according to the New Peoria System.

Tee Box

Amateur Men play from Blue Tees, Ladies play from White Tees.

Prizes

1st, 2nd & 3rd highest Individual Stableford Points.
Nearest the pin at Hole 12 and Longest drive at Hole 6.

All participants will receive souvenir photos, official UBS Hong Kong Open merchandise and gift bags and enjoy premier hospitality at the UBS Pavilion on the 18th green.

F&B

Breakfast and lunch will be served in the UBS Pavilion on the 18th Green for players in the morning session. Lunch and afternoon tea will be served in the UBS Pavilion on the 18th Green for players in the afternoon session.

Fees & Registration

Registration fees are HKD 5,000 (Individuals) and HKD 20,000 (Teams of four).

To register please visit: http://www.friendsofasiacharity.com/community/

For contact: Friends of Asia Hong Kong on Tel. 2877 6318 or [email protected].

UBS Hong Kong Open Charity Cup Beneficiaries

Benji’s Centre

Founded in 2004, Benji’s Centre is the first and only charitable organization providing specialized professional speech therapy to children and teenagers with communication problems, especially those from low-income families. More than 2,500 children have been helped to-date, with 150 still on waiting list. Our funding will help to provide one-on-one speech therapy to underprivileged children for 1 year.

To learn more visit: http://www.benjiscentre.org.hk

Chicken Soup Foundation

Since its establishment in 2013, the Chicken Soup Foundation has been providing tailored programs to underprivileged students in three service categories: Education, Healthcare and Inspirational Activities. Chicken Soup is now serving 1,300+ children from primary and secondary school age between 5 and 18. Our funding will be used to run a Dragon Boat training program for low-income youths in Tung Chung and Tuen Mun areas.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.chickensoupfoundation.org

InspiringHK Sports Foundation (IHKSF)

Founded in 2013, the InspiringHK Sports Foundation has a vision to increase the social mobility of underprivileged youth through sport by providing them with long-term sports training and learning experience programmes.  With the funding from the 2015 UBS Hong Kong Open Charity Cup the first “Golf Inspires” programme for youth was started and has since expanded to a Golf Programme for primary kids in 2016.  Funding throughout 2017 will enable them to offer a “Scholarship Golf” programme for high potential students who participated in the 2015 programme as well as funding another year of Golf programme for primary school children.

To learn more, please visit: http://inspiringhk.org

Internet Learning Resources Centre (ILRC)

ILRC works on programs that provide equal opportunities for needy students, especially learning over the Internet and new technologies to help narrow the impact of digital divide brought on those children and give them hope and chances to excel. Our funding will contribute to a 1-year “We Do Robotics” program aiming to train 60 underprivileged primary students in robotic knowledge and help them build up confidence and self-efficacy.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.weborganic.hk

Music Children Foundation

Music Children Foundation’s mission is to introduce music to underprivileged children at an early age and to cultivate their core values towards building a harmonious society. They provide free music instruments training to kids aged below 12 who do not get the chance to learn music due to their impoverishment. Our funding will contribute to the production of an original Children’s Musical that will train and involve over 170 children and parents in the process and help to impact the community with harmony and positivity through music.

To learn more, please visit: http://musicchildren.org.hk

Official Charity Partner

Friends of Asia Hong Kong (FOAHK)

Founded in 2014, FOAHK is a registered charity that aims to inspire and create community awareness to physical and mental wellness and illness prevention.  We seek to provide resources, care and opportunities to those in need by developing fundraising programs centered around sports, health and education.

FOAHK has been the Official Charity Partner of various major sports tournaments in Hong Kong, including the UBS Hong Kong Open, Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open and the EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open since 2015.  Together we have raised and over HK$6 million that went to benefit local NGO programs for children, youth and families covering a wide range of causes, from junior golf and tennis programs, rope-skipping programs, hospital play programs, health and wellness programs for kids’ centre in Shamshuipo to heart fund, cancer prevention programs and one-to-one therapy for autistic children.

To learn more visit: www.FriendsOfAsiaCharity.com