State pumps Sh50 million into Kenya Open - 12 months ago, 13 Mar 16:31
The government through National Sports Fund on Tuesday handed over a Sh50 million sponsorship cheque to the Kenya Open Golf Limited for this year’s Kenya Open scheduled for March 22 to 25 at Muthaiga Golf Club. The amount is the government’s contribution towards the 500,000 Euro (Sh62.5 million) prize money. This is in line with a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the conclusion of the 2017 Barclays Kenya Open, to raise the standard of the Championship. Speaking during the cheque hand over ceremony at the National Sports Fund office in Nairobi, the fund’s chairman Luke Luseno said that the government is committed to supporting the growth of sports- in this case golf - in the country. “The government, through the National Sports Fund, has undertaken to sponsor and fund sports across the board. Sponsoring the Kenya Open tournament is in line with the President’s directive to develop golf, especially ...
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