There’s excellent news on the golf, timeshare and charity fronts this month, as RCI confirms it will once again step up as the title sponsor of the RCI Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament next month.
It will be the eighth year RCI has supported the popular charity tee-off, which takes place at various courses around the world – all part of one big global fundraiser.
Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI, said: “The RCI Christel House Open has become a beacon of hope for people throughout our industry who support Christel House’s mission to provide education, nutrition and care programs for some of the world’s most impoverished children.
“Last year’s tournament raised more than $550,000 (about £298,642) all of which goes directly to those who need it most. With the help of our colleagues in the timeshare and hospitality industry, we hope to exceed that amount in 2014 and help provide even more children with the services and care they deserve.”
The 2014 RCI Christel House Open kicks off on Saturday May 17 in Palm Beach, Florida, and continues at 12 additional sites across North America, Europe and Africa.
It’s the eighth year for RCI and the 12th year for Christel House. The RCI Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament is Christel House’s signature fundraising event and has raised over $8 million (approximately £4,777,492) since inception.
Over 1,500 golfers at 13 tournament courses around the world are expected to take part this year.
About Christel House
Christel House serves more than 4,000 impoverished children around the world by providing high-quality education and the tools they need to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. Its aim is to help break the barriers of poverty for its students so they can be successful and achieve their dreams.
For more information on the RCI Christel House Open, visit http://www.chopen.org/.