Former England International Rugby Captain and England 2003 World Cup winner MIKE TINDALL MBE has formally announced that he will host “The ISPS HANDA Mike Tindall 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic” on Monday 19th May 2014 on the 2010 Ryder Cup Course at the world famous Celtic Manor Golf Resort in Wales.
The former England Captain, and current Gloucester player/coach will again host an all star celebrity golf classic with stars from the worlds of television, sport and entertainment. Announcements on celebrity teams will be made in due course through the event Twitter account @TindallGolf
Last year’s inaugural event at Manning’s Heath Golf Club raised £50K for Rugby for Heroes. The event will raise funds in aid of the rugby and military charity RUGBY FOR HEROES of which Mike Tindall is Patron
MT13 who are promoting and organising the celebrity golf classic, are also delighted to confirm and announce ISPS HANDA as title sponsor and ARTEMIS as event sponsors; The two major sponsorship deals were both negotiated and secured by sports & entertainment agency SEL UK www.uk-sel.com
Commenting on the forthcoming event MIKE TINDALL MBE said:
“I am delighted to be hosting a second celebrity golf classic after the success of the inaugural event last year. I am also hugely grateful and delighted to confirm the support of our new title sponsor ISPS HANDA and Dr Haruhisa Handa for his commitment to this event for the next three years. Dr Handa has done incredible things for the sport of golf and in particular encouraging blind and disabled golf, with his long term mission to make blind and disabled golf a Paralympic sport. I would also like to thank ARTEMIS Fund Managers for their support as our event partner for the next three years, both of which represent a significant commitment.”
Mike Tindall added “With the support of our sponsors, the celebrity golf classic will raise funds again this year for Rugby For Heroes. Most importantly we are using the spirit of golf and sportsmanship to help raise valuable funds to support a very worthy charity which will help our military servicemen and women make the transition from military to civilian life and help those who are injured on the path to recovery.”
Midori Miyazaki of ISPS Handa commented;
“ISPS HANDA is proud to be the title sponsor of the ISPS HANDA Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic. As such, we aim to help support Rugby for Heroes in their plight to raise funds and awareness for military personnel who are making the transition to civilian life. We believe that through initiatives like the ISPS HANDA Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic we are increasing opportunities for those individuals with disabilities to be reintroduced to sports and to enhance their quality of life.”
A trophy presentation and prize giving dinner will be hosted on the evening by Mike Tindall, followed by a silent and live auction with entertainment from legendary crooner Cole Page.
Proceeds from the celebrity golf classic will go to the nominated charity RUGBY FOR HEROES of which Mike Tindall is Patron
Richard Turpin Managing Director of Artemis added;
“Artemis are pleased to sponsor the ISPS HANDA Mike Tindall Celebrity golf day, in aid of Rugby for Heroes. We are proud to support injured service personnel in their rehabilitation through such sponsorships. We are looking forward to the day and raising much needed funds for such a good cause.”
“The ISPS HANDA Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic” promises to be one of the Golf highlights of 2014, which will be managed by Autumn Phillips on behalf of events company MT13 with support from the famous Celtic Manor Resort, home to the 2010 Ryder Cup and the Welsh Open.