The 2017 “Lungs for Kenya” Charity Golf tournament took place at the Karen Golf and Country Club on March 31st with over 88 golfers participating in the event. The tournament raised over Ksh 1.6 million, with proceeds from this charity event going to the ongoing “Lungs for Kenya” campaign that seeks to plant trees to restore degraded sites. The 2017 focus is on the restoration of Mt. Kenya forest, Kenya’s largest water tower, for sustained water flows, by planting 100,000 trees.
Vivo Energy Kenya was the tournament’s main sponsors for the fourth year running. Other sponsors included Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), Syngenta, NIC Capital, Commercial Bank of Africa, Prime Bank and Platinum Credit. GlaxoSmithKline, Rea Vipingo, Blackwood Hodge, Safari link, Elewana Collection, Sarova Hotels, Air Kenya, Serena Hotels, Hemingways Holdings, Andrew Kamiti, Peter B., Eric Gitonga, Kitengela Glass, and Salma Watt donated cash, auction items or raffle prizes.
Peter Kiguru emerged the overall winner while Rita Waruinge was the lady winner and F. Kimanzi the man winner. John Kashangaki, PK Mugambi and David Onyonka were the team winners.
Nature Kenya would like to thank all sponsors who generously contributed towards making the event a success. We would also like to thank the Tournament Director Mr. Alexander Duncanson and the organizing committee, all of our members, special guests and partners who found time to participate in this year’s tournament.