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Bridgestone headlines Nirmayan Golf Tournament to raise funds for Indian Cancer Society and Chandigarh Spinal Rehab

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Dignitaries at the launch of Nirmayan charity Pro-Am tournament (from left to right) SSP Chawrasia, Apurv Choubey, Deepak Gulati, Rajiv Datar, Anirban Lahiri, Shubhankar Sharma, Shiv Kapur

The tournament will see 108 players—27 Professionals and 81 Amateurs participate in the tournament along with star golfers like Anirban Lahiri, Shiv Kapur, Shubhankar Sharma and SSP Chawrasia.

 Pune: Bridgestone India, part of the Bridgestone Group -a global leader in tyres and rubber, building on their expertise to provide solutions for safe and sustainable mobility, announced on Friday the title sponsorship of the 4th edition of Nirmayan Charity Pro-Am Premium Golf Tournament—probably the only charity golf event in India.  Besides sponsoring this much-awaited biennial event, the Company has also provided support of Rs. 30 lakhs towards Indian Cancer Society and Chandigarh Spinal Rehab for causes identified through this association.

“Bridgestone Corporation’s founder believed that a simple profit seeking business will never thrive, but a business that contributes to its society and country will be forever profitable. It is this philosophy that guides our association with this tournament. We believe in serving society through our quality product offerings as well as supporting issues and causes that are dear to our communities. We are pleased to associate with Nirmayan for the third time enabling us to support noble causes” said Mr Apurv Choubey, CHRO, Bridgestone India.

The Golf tournament will be held at The Poona Club Golf Course. Another highlight of the event will be the auctioning of personal sports items, including that of Olympian, PV Sindhu.

This year’s tournament will see 108 players (27 Professionals, 81 Amateurs) participate in the tournament along with star golfers like Anirban Lahiri, Shiv Kapur, Shubhankar Sharma, SSP Chawrasia.

“Over the years, Bridgestone’s association with Nirmayan has given it a good impetus and I would like to thank the Bridgestone team for their continued support. I am also thankful to have the support of India’s best pro golfers who take out time to play for this noble cause. This association will also enable us to raise substantial funds which will be used for the benefit of organisations like Indian Cancer Society and Chandigarh Spinal Rehab.”  said Rajiv Datar, Nirmayan Founder and Professional Golfer.

The tournament is a modified Texas Scramble, which involves 1 Pro and 3 Amateurs. After all, four team members hit their drives, the best player’s ball of the four drives is selected. The other three players pick up their balls and move them to the spot of the best drive. The second shoots for all four players. This process continues until the ball is holed.

The Company is committed to creating a meaningful difference for communities through serving society and strategically focuses on three key priority areas of People, Mobility and Environment for its CSR initiatives.

Indian Cancer Society is a non-government, non-profit, national organization for awareness, detection, and providing cure and treatment for cancer patients in India.

Chandigarh Spinal Rehab is a non-government, non- profit organization supporting and encouraging Paralympics athletes by providing the required equipment and infrastructure to support better performance and quality of training for national and international sporting events.

 

 

 

 

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Kirti Patil

Quintessential follower of olympic sport. An unabashed fan of motorsports. Incisive chronicler of Indian shooting sport. Believes in golfing gods.

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