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Scoring birdies, seeing friends, and eating tacos. Those are 3 of the many things you missed if you didn’t make it to the African Leadership Bridge’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament at Teravista on April 28.
“We deeply appreciate everyone who participated at our golf tournament – sponsors, volunteers, golfers and our friends at Terravista,” says board member Rick Reeder. “This successful event will allow us to continue our mission of educating the next generation of African leaders. With three alumni now back in Africa making a positive difference, we can see the fruits of our labors making a real difference in the world.”
More than 80 people (plus over 10 volunteers) sacrificed a Friday full of emails and conference calls to instead play golf for a good cause: supporting our brilliant African scholars currently studying at the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma.
Players putted and swung their way across the beautiful Teravista green after some practice drives and a shotgun start at 8am. Some came for the challenge of winning 1st place, Longest Drive, and Closest to the Pin. Others came to spend time with friends and enjoy a burger (or maybe visit the keg of ice-cold beer at Hole 10). Even current scholars Diana and Ukairo took a break from final exams (we’re so proud of them) to join the party.
The point is that everyone had fun!
As if playing on a gorgeous golf course with good friends wasn’t great enough, everyone who came to the tournament also had a chance to win one of our 5 Prize Baskets in an awesome raffle. Among the goodies brought home by lucky winners:
- • an Amazon Echo
- • tickets to sold-out dining experience with our own chef/board member Rudi Ngnepi
- • specialty coffee from East Africa
- • a free round of golf for 4 people at Teravista
- • excellent South African and Italian wine
- • premium golf balls
- • vouchers for free play at Top Golf
Not everyone could take home a prize or trophy, but everyone scored a Hole in One as far as African Leadership Bridge is concerned. We raised over $10,000 to support scholarships for amazing future business leaders and world changers like Diana and Ukairo.
Congratulations to everyone who came out on Friday! You make this work possible and we couldn’t do it without you.
Also a major, major, MAJOR “Thank You” to all of our volunteers.
Last but not least a special recognition to our sponsors (listed below). There isn’t a golf metaphor clever enough to describe how important you are to us, so let’s cross genres and say you knocked it out of the park this time.