Houston Golfers Will Take a Swing to End Global Poverty

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On Monday, May 21, 2012, nearly 200 golfers will take a swing to end global poverty in the seventh annual Houston Partnership Golf tournament at the Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas. The Houston Partnership Golf tournament is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A.(AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia.
 
Houston’s golf tournament raised $175,000 last year; this year it is expected to raise even more. 100% of donations and all net proceeds from the tournament go directly to projects supported by the Foundation.
 
The tournament attracts high-level corporate executives, civic leaders and local celebrities. Events feature:
 
7:00 am - Registration Begins, Silent Auction
8:30 am - Shotgun Start and Hole-In-One Contest
1:45 pm - Networking Lunch and Awards Banquet, Live Auction
 
The awards banquet features Amy Mitchell, a member of the Sugar Land city council and leading family lawyer, as master of ceremonies.
 
To register, view the tournament schedule, learn more about the event, volunteer, become a sponsor or make a donation, visit www.partnershipsinaction.org/golf.
 
Partnership Golf tournaments are held in six major U.S. cities this year. Since 1995, PartnershipsInAction activities including the annual Partnership Walk and Golf tournaments have attracted over 380,000 participants and raised $48 million for poverty alleviation projects supported by AKF USA.                                                                                                                             
 
Golfers participating at this charity tournament help communities in some of the poorest areas of Africa and Asia create long-term, self-help solutions to lift themselves out of poverty. These contributions make a tremendous impact in creating opportunities for girls in Afghanistan to go to school, for farmers in Mali to feed their families, and mothers in India to lead healthy lives.          


Read the full press release here.