Black Knight International and Berenberg, the German private and investment bank, today announced that the 2018 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational will once again celebrate the Union of Golf and Giving at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, New York on September 30 and October 1.
After successful events this year in London and Abu Dhabi, the series marks another visit to New York. A gathering of professional golfers and athletes, the event at the Gary Player designed course, GlenArbor Golf Club, in Bedford will be followed by a gala dinner and charitable auction.
“Each year we look forward to returning to GlenArbor to continue the tradition of celebrating the Union of Golf and Giving at this special event,” said Gary Player. “It’s a super venue that serves as a stunning backdrop for our tremendous fundraising efforts toward the ultimate quest of raising $100 million for The Player Foundation.”
“As the second oldest bank in the world with an ever-expanding footprint in the U.S., it’s an honor and a pleasure to continue our strong partnership with global ambassador Gary Player at GlenArbor,” said Hendrik Riehmer, Managing Partner of Berenberg, the private and investment bank that was founded 1590 in Hamburg, Germany.
The New York event of the global series returns to GlenArbor Golf Club after a tremendously successful tournament last year in 2017. Several of the biggest names in golf and business came together to raise more than $300,000 for The Player Foundation.
This year’s event will bring together an all-star field including Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Mike Weir, Trevor Immelman, Branden Grace, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O’Meara, Hale Irwin, Victoria Elizabeth, Beatriz Recari, Brittany Lang, Caroline Martens and Troy Mullins.
“We are most grateful to all our sponsors,” said Marc Player, CEO of Black Knight International. “It’s a wonderful event with some of the biggest names in golf that’s proven to be an enjoyable and successful fundraiser year after year.”
The Berenberg Gary Player Invitational forms part of the world-leading charity golf series, which has helped The Player Foundation raise more than $64 million for charities worldwide. The Player Foundation’s goal is to donate $100 million by 2025 in the support of children’s charities, the betterment of impoverished communities, and the expansion of educational opportunities throughout the world.
The series will continue later this year in Hong Kong, China and conclude at Sun City in South Africa.