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GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL FACTS

ABOUT US

The Gary Player Invitational global series consists six charity events in the UAE, USA, UK, Japan, China and South Africa. At each event, The Player Foundation raises funds for a beneficiary to help those in need in that particular country.

FUNDS RAISED

The Gary Player Invitational series has helped The Player Foundation raise more than $62 million worldwide since 1983 with a goal of reaching $100 million by 2025

Funds are raised a number of ways including:

• Gala dinner and auction
• Private donors and grants
• 25% of retail sales from Black Knight merchandise

New GPI

Memorabilia donated: $347,240

EVENTS

Six prestigious GPI charity events staged in 2016

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iconuk Europe

rsaicon South Africa

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dubai United Arab Emirates

japan Japan

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PAST BENIFICIARIES

Hundreds of organizations benefit from signed memorabilia and grant funds. Grants are awarded in December of each calendar year. The following is a limited list of organizations which have received grant funding in the past from The Player Foundation:

• DePaul for disadvantaged youth (UK)
• Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund (USA)
• The Chinese Foundation for the Prevention of STD’s and AIDS (China)
• Blair Atholl School (South Africa)
• Wildlands (South Africa)
• Wings and Wishes (South Africa)
• Zayed Higher Organisation (Abu Dhabi)
• Support Our Kids (Japan)
• Boys & Girls Club (various chapters)

DONATIONS GIVEN TO

Australia
Mexico
Canada
South Africa
China
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
United Kingdom
India
United States of America

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