Asian Tour And Habitat For Humanity Partner In Support Of Families In Need Of Decent Housing
Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit housing organization that works with families to build or improve a place they can call home, is featured as the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit partner for the 2018 season.
In line with the new partnership, the Asian Tour’s season-long ranking is renamed as ‘Habitat for Humanity Standings.’ Habitat for Humanity is now the ‘Sustainable Development Partner’ of the Tour.
By aligning with the Asian Tour, Habitat will leverage the Asian Tour’s global presence to promote its vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. The partnership serves to highlight the work of Habitat for Humanity and in turn, create awareness among a key demographic group to raise funds, attract volunteers and highlight the plight of those in need of decent shelter in Asia and around the world.
Speaking about the partnership Rajan Samuel, Managing Director, Habitat for Humanity India said, “We are proud to be the Sustainable Development Partner of the prestigious Asian Tour. Globally, Habitat for Humanity’s work aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including SGD Goal 11 – ‘Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’. We thank the Asian Tour team for advocating the cause of affordable housing. This partnership will help more families in need of decent shelter to build the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to improve their lives.”
Since 2004, the Asian Tour has developed the sport of golf by providing a path to success and is now the third largest Tour in the world. It has a diverse and committed membership rooted in Asia and a global voice with a potential reach of more than 770 million households thanks to its worldwide television reach, digital media platforms, and traditional press coverage.
"The need for safe and affordable housing for families is particularly pressing in Asia, especially with immense population growth amidst limited city space. The Asian Tour trusts that through this media focused sponsorship, Habitat for Humanity will be able to expand their brand awareness and garner support from the golfing community to help more families increase their access to affordable housing. In addition, our staff and selected Asian Tour players will volunteer our time on-site in some of the communities we host tournaments to help Habitat activate the partnership first hand. We are proud to support and share the philosophy that through shelter, we can empower,” said Josh Burack, CEO of the Asian Tour.
Mannabi, 45-year-old homeowner from Osmanabad, India with her daughter-in-law Sana and grandson Wajid in front of the home they built with the support of Habitat for Humanity and its partners. Her new home is a matter of pride for Mannabi. It has given her family stability and an opportunity to build a better future.
Asian Tour Golf Starts Build with Habitat for Humanity India
On 12th March 2018 Asian Tour champions Shiv Kapur, Chiragh Kumar along with their wives partnered with Habitat for Humanity India to assist Munna Devi build a home for her family in Begumpur, New Delhi. They were joined by 2015 Asian Development Tour (ADT) Order of Merit winner and Habitat for Humanity advocate Casey O’Toole of the United States.
Munna Devi is a mother of two daughters and one son. Widowed six years ago, Munna Devi is determined to give her children a better future. “We were touched by the support of our New Delhi and international visitors who helped build our home. We are eager to complete our new home and cannot wait to move in,” said Munna Devi with a smile on her face.
Watch our film to know how the Asian Tour Golf Champions transformed Munna Devi’s life:
Habitat for Humanity Pro-Am at the Take Solutions Masters
On 7th August 2018, a Habitat for Humanity Pro-Am Golf Tournament was played at the Take Solutions Masters at the Karnataka Golf Association, in Bengaluru (Karnataka). In this one of its kind event, 20 celebrated international Golfers like Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa, Casey O’Toole, Danny Masrin played alongside 60 golfers invited by Habitat India consisting of business leaders such as Shashi Kiran Shetty (Chairman – AllCargo Logistics Ltd), R Ramakrishnan (CEO - Polycab Group) and Rajeev Menon (Trustee – Habitat for Humanity India) to support Habitat for Humanity’s cause of affordable housing and in particular to transform the lives of farmers’ widows across India.
Upcoming Golf Tournaments
Habitat for Humanity India Pro-Am at the Panasonic Open
Date: 23rd October 2018
Venue: Delhi Golf Club, New Delhi