Genworth Financial, the European Tour Statistics Sponsor, has made a donation of $50,000 to the Tour Players Foundation – the Tour’s charitable arm – in recognition of the support they have received during the 2013 season from all the European Tour Members who participated in charitable activities.
Genworth, in partnership with the Tour Players Foundation (TPF), have operated the incredibly successful and popular Putts4Charity initiative since 2007 and the company’s donation acknowledges the fact that 18 different Tour professionals were involved in nine separate activities over five tournaments in 2013.
Putts4Charity was present at the Ballantine’s Championship, the BMW PGA Championship, the Italian Open, the BMW International Open and the Turkish Airlines Open with funds being raised for the initiative’s chosen charity, SOS Children’s Villages, via the on-course performance of the players and the participation of spectators and players alike in the activity on Genworth’s specially constructed stand at each event.
Since 2007, the Putts4Charity initiative has involved a total of 89 different professionals, who have made 180 appearances over 35 different tournaments, with the funds raised and other donations reaching a grand total of €1,126,327.
Mark Roe, Tour Players Foundation Chairman, said: “On behalf of the TPF we would like to thank Genworth for their donation, which will enable the TPF to continue to support charities at and away from our events, and furthermore for their commitment to charity through the Putts4Charity initiative. We are proud to have partnered Genworth in raising such an amazing seven figure sum since 2007.”