Over $350,000 Raised for Water For People at Golf Event
Sixth Year of Golf Tournament Brings in Remarkable Funds
August 12, 2010
By Peter Mason
DENVER – August 12, 2010 – The sixth annual Water For People (www.waterforpeople.org) Golf Classic held at Sanctuary Golf Course on August 4 grossed over $350,000 for the Denver-based international non-government organization.
Surrounded by breathtaking Rocky Mountain scenery, 124 golfers at the sold-out event participated in a scramble golf tournament, as well as putting, chipping, longest-drive and other contests in support of Water For People’s mission to develop lasting and locally sustainable clean water and sanitation solutions in the developing world.
“Water For People is incredibly grateful for the generous support from our sponsors of the CDM and The Coca-Cola Company 2010 Water For People Golf Classic, as their contributions allow us to be innovative in addressing the water and sanitation needs of the communities we work with around the world,” said Katie Scolari Borden, Water For People Director of Resource Development. “Each dollar we receive from this event is leveraged with funding from local communities and governments, magnifying the impact we can have on the ground. Together, we are transforming lives by catalyzing sustainable access to water and sanitation – an essential starting point for alleviating poverty.”
The 2011 Water For People Golf Classic already has 13 committed event sponsors including CDM & The Coca-Cola Company. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2011 Water For People Golf Classic, contact Emma C. Pfister, Resource Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Credit: DOX Photography
About Water For People
Founded in 1991, Water For People is an international, nonprofit humanitarian organization that focuses on long-lasting, safe drinking water resources and improved sanitation facilities in the developing world. While Water For People is in its 20th year of work it focuses not on creating a dependency on charity in the 11 countries it works in, but rather creating the ability of the local community to plan, build, finance, maintain and operate their own systems. The organization works in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America to show that its successful programs are adaptable around the world and can be replicated anywhere. In 2009 it served over 325,000 beneficiaries. Water for People is a charity of choice of the American water and wastewater community. For more information, visit www.waterforpeople.org.