Foxhills Club & Resort is delighted to announce that it will be staging the Powerday Plc Invitational Pro-Am on Thursday, September 14 2017, to raise funds to go directly to those affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster.
The invitational Pro-Am will include the ten members of the Great Britain and Ireland team and their United States counterparts, who – over the three following days – will compete at the prestigious Surrey venue for the 28th PGA Cup, the biennial match contested by PGA Professionals.
The Pro-Am is the brainchild of Foxhills’ ambassador Brendan Reynolds and Mick Crossan - Powerday’s founder and owner of London Irish rugby club. Crossan supported the development of the Dale Youth Boxing Club, providing state-of-the-art gym and equipment within Grenfell Tower when it was refurbished in May 2016. The club has produced current world champions such as George Groves and James DeGale during 80 years of voluntary provision to the local community.
Reynolds said: “After the tragedy, Mick and I initially had a plan to re-launch the Dale Youth Boxing Club. However, after discussions with associates and business friends, it became obvious to Mick that the fundraising should go well beyond the boxing club and be extended to the whole of the Grenfell Tower community, whose lives have changed so dramatically.
“In Foxhills Club & Resort we have a magnificent venue to stage the Powerday Invitational Plc Pro-Am and to have the golf day co-ordinated by the PGA with the support of the two PGA Cup teams is fantastic.
“After the golf on Thursday 14 September 2017, there will be a charity fundraising dinner to also be attended by sporting greats such as world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, plus George Groves and James DeGale along with other supporters of this worthy cause and event. During the evening, there will be a grand auction in which unique items and money-can’t-buy experiences will go under the hammer with all funds raised from the evening going to the Grenfell Tower residents.
“I have no doubt that it will be a wonderful day. The dream is to raise a million and beyond for a truly exceptional cause and community. Let’s make it happen!”
Chris Fitt, Director of Golf at Foxhills Club & Resort, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this very special event in support of the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
“This Pro-Am is unique; it will bring together all the players from the US and GB&I teams, united for a single cause. We can’t think of a better way to kick off the 2017 PGA Cup and I am sure it will set the tone for a healthy, competitive few days to follow – played in a great spirit.
“We extend a special thank you to the key drivers of the event, Mick Crossan and Foxhills’ ambassador Brendan Reynolds, who have worked tirelessly for a number of charities each year.”
For further information about how to get involved with the fundraising for this great cause by donation of funds or gifting of special auction items please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07831 240636.