KCB announced a Kshs. 1 Million sponsorship, towards the final leg of the 2022/23 Safari Tour, to be held at the Muthaiga Golf Club, from February 11th to February 15th 2023.
Speaking during the ceremonial cheque handover ceremony, KCB Group Director Marketing and Communications, Rosalind Gichuru said;
“Today’s announcement reaffirms our commitment to supporting the development of sports in this country. As you may all be aware, KCB Bank is not a stranger to supporting Kenyan sports. Our footprint in supporting different sport disciplines from athletics, football to golf and rugby dates many years back.”
“This final leg of the 2022/23 Safari Tour Golf series provides us with a great opportunity to support our local and regional professionals as they prepare to take on the 2023 Magical Kenya Open, later in March. To this end, we are announcing a sponsorship of KES.1 million towards the prize money of this last leg of the series.”
The Muthaiga leg will culminate with the naming of the professionals who have qualified to play at the 2023 Magical Kenya Open, slated for March 9th – 12th, at the Muthaiga Golf Club.
This marks the second year that the brand will be supporting the region’s professional golfers through the Safari Tour, and comes right after the bank’s sponsorship of the 2023 Magical Kenya Ladies Open, which was held at Vipingo this past weekend.
On his part, Kenya Open Golf Limited’s director and Kenya Golf Union Chairman Njani Ndiritu said;
“On behalf of the Kenya Open Golf Limited, we are grateful to KCB for supporting this last leg of the Safari Tour. This is a welcome boost to the series, especially going into the Kenya Open.”
The final leg will be preceded by a ProAm event, where amateurs will play alongside local and regional pros, before the professionals take center stage between Sunday, March 12th, and Wednesday, March 15th for valuable Road to Kenya open points.