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Saigontourist’s golf tournament raises 500 scholarships for poor students

By N.H.

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HCMC – Saigontourist Group’s annual Charity Golf Tournament 2023 has raised sufficient funds for 500 scholarships for outstanding students in financial hardship and children orphaned by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 17th tournament at Thu Duc Golf Course on July 29 attracted 140 golfers who are business leaders, managers and diplomats from HCMC and other provinces. The event is part of Saigontourist Group’s plan to celebrate the 48th anniversary of its establishment.

“The tournament was organized as part of the company’s efforts to revive business operations, rally support from Saigontourist Group’s affiliates and partners, and make a positive impact on the community,” said Vo Anh Tai, deputy general director of Saigontourist Group.

Similar to the previous editions of the tournament, all the proceeds will be used to fund social and charitable programs for vulnerable members of society.

Tournament participants pose for a group photo at Saigontourist’s Charity Golf Tournament 2023 – PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ORGANIZER

Since its inception in 2006, the tournament has attracted 2,540 golfers, and raised funds for numerous social and charitable programs for poor students in HCMC and other provinces, and people in need of heart and eye surgeries.

According to the HCMC Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients, this event has contributed VND10 billion to poor patients.

Saigontourist Group has been actively involved in other social endeavors, including supporting agricultural and social development, contributing to new rural area construction, providing clean water for schools, contributing VND10 billion to remote communities in Can Gio District in 2017-2020, aiding communities in northern provinces affected by natural disasters, and offering assistance to heroic Vietnamese mothers.

Saigontourist Group, established on August 1, 1975, currently manages more than 100 hotels, resorts, restaurants, travel companies, entertainment venues, tourism training institutions, exhibition centers, conference facilities, golf courses, and cable television services.

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