It is with great pleasure that we announce that Desert Springs has been invited to be host to the ‘Ian Botham Charity Golf Classic’ between Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th October 2007, the final leg of the ‘Ian Botham Charity Golf Series’.
‘Outside cricket, my other great sporting passion is golf. Whether playing or watching, I have been a golf fanatic for the last 30 years and have been involved in a great many golf events. This year I decided to combine that love of golf with my equal passion for raising much needed funds for the charity, which I have supported since the mid-1980’s and of which I am now President – Leukaemia Research.
It seems only fitting that following on from Scotland, and then Ireland, that the final leg of my Charity Golf Series comes home to the place I consider to be the best family retreat in Europe; a place close to my own heart, Desert Springs!
It will be a unique and truly first class event and will afford my fellow members and home owners at Desert Springs a chance to play with some world class sports stars, as well as some of my great celebrity friends, who are kindly giving up their time to play.’
Leukaemia Research was established in 1960 and is the only national research charity solely devoted to leukaemia and related blood disorders in both adults and children. The charity is committed to improving treatments, finding cures and learning how to prevent leukaemia, Hodgkin’s and other lymphomas, myeloma and other related blood disorders, which are diagnosed in 24,500 people in the UK every year. Its work depends entirely on voluntary donations.
Director of Golf, Simon Coaker remarked: –
‘The confidence in the resort evidenced by Ian by inviting Desert Springs to host such a prestigous and important personal event underlines the growing maturity of the Desert Springs Resort & Golf Club and will help increase public awareness of the resort and enhance its reputation.
A letter from Ian, accompanied with an entrance form, has already been sent to all of our home owners at Desert Springs and entries will be taken in teams of 3 or individually. Only 60 places are available, so we strongly recommend that you reserve your place now to avoid missing out on this amazing opportunity to play and have some great fun with some great celebrities and sports stars, as well as at the same time helping to raise those much needed funds for Leukaemia Research’.
For further information contact: Golf Reception
Telephone: +34 637 861 591