GolfRSA launched an ambitious funding project in April 2020 aimed at supporting the vulnerable members of the golf industry that have been affected the Covid-19 pandemic.
The organisation allocated R1-million – generated through operational savings and voluntary staff salary reductions – to get the GolfRSA Help Fund off the ground.
Further cash injections of R1-million from the GolfRSA National Squad Fund and the SAGDB and a generous R1-million donation from an anonymous international benefactor kept the fund going and, in order to create a sustainable fund with an even broader reach, GolfRSA collaborated with Selwyn Eagle and Paul Adams to initiate an ongoing series of auctions and raffles with some truly unique and priceless items up for grabs!
To date, the first two rounds of auctions and raffles have raised over R1.6 million for the GolfRSA Help Fund and this – together with other funds raised by GolfRSA – has been distributed to some of the most vulnerable workers within the golf industry.
GolfRSA will be rolling more auctions and raffles as we recognise the urgency of continuing this programme – while our golf facilities are gradually opening up, our caddies and casual workers continue to feel the effects of the ongoing lockdown.
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Our first auction raised just under R1.1-million and our second online auction ends at 20h00 on 7 September.
Click HERE to view the one-of-a-kind items offer.
Our first raffle was hosted by iTickets South Africa – the leader in online ticket sales in South Africa since 2007. Dates for the next raffle to be announced.
GolfRSA would like to thank the following companies and organisations for the valuable help in administering the Help Fund: