Kenyan philanthropist, Mary Wangu Maina, has donated golf clubs and 100 golf balls to Captain One Golf Society to support their kids project currently running at major golf clubs in the country.
Madam Maina, who is currently based in Dallas, United States of America (USA) and a member of the Zimusa Golf Dallas Chapter mentioned that she and her parents have been supporting orphans in their church in Nairobi, therefore supporting Captain One’s Kids Project was nothing new.
She explained that “Zimusa in the USA is a registered non-profits golf club which has Zimbabweans, Kenyans, Nigerians, and Botswanans, but also open to all Africans and also Safari Dallas which was originated by Kenyans and has Kenyans and Zimbabweans and Nigerians”.
She added that she collected clubs and balls to help young and upcoming golfers to motivate and inspire them.
She added that in her Zimusa Club, they also supported all young members below the age of 21years to play for free.
“So, I went online. That’s when I saw a page on IG and facebook in Ghana, I sent a message and someone responded.
“The photos on that page communicated its young ones not from the rich and I really wanted them to have the many clubs and that’s how I contacted the Society to support,” she noted.
She added that she would continue to monitor the progress of the kids and assured them of her support for them to realise their dreams.
President and Founder of Captain Golf Society, Pius Ayeh Appiah, thanked Madam Maina for her support and assured her of handing over the donation to the rightful users.
He mentioned that the kids participated in their maiden national competition which was the Ghana Golf Association’s Junior Open Championship and he was proud of the progress being made by the kids.
He said they would continue to give out their best for the project to give hope to the young talented but needy golfers.
The Founder again appealed to corporate bodies, civil society organisations and individuals to also come on board to support the project.