Business leaders from Mumbai came together to champion the cause of housing for underprivileged families at the 5th edition of annual Habitat Charity Golf Tournament on 23rd February at the prestigious Willingdon Sports Club.

The tournament witnessed a total of 85 participants - including 10 women - who are distinguished business leaders, entrepreneurs, and Golf enthusiasts who came together to support Habitat for Humanity India’s vision of building a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Some of the prominent leaders who took part in the 5th edition include Harsh Mariwala, Founder and Chairman – Marico; Arjun Nohwar, General Manager, South Asia - Warner Bros. Discovery and Luis Noda, Vice President – Programme Effectiveness, Habitat for Humanity International.

“A decent shelter provides a foundation for a family to build a better future. I believe in the profound impact of housing which empowers people’s lives. Through this charity golf tournament organised by Habitat for Humanity India, we come together to support this meaningful cause," said Harsh Mariwala, Founder and Chairman, Marico who participated in the tournament.

“Shelter is a human being’s fundamental need and this unique initiative by Habitat for Humanity India enables us to make a difference to the lives of families who need decent shelter. We also see, firsthand, the impact Habitat India is making on ground. This is one of the main reasons why I look forward to taking part in Habitat for Humanity India’s Charity Golf Tournament, every year,” said Arjun Nohwar, General Manager, South Asia - Warner Bros. Discovery, who took part in the tournament.

The 5th edition of Habitat for Humanity India Charity Golf Tournament was supported by Value Quest, Goodrich Maritime Private Limited, Chemical Process Piping and The Pant Project.

Watch this video to see the impact of Habitat Charity Golf.

Golf for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity teamed up with the Asian Tour (Asia’s sanctioning body for Golf) as the Sustainable Development Partner for 2018, to bring the need for decent housing closer to the hearts of the golfing community around the world.

Following a fruitful partnership with the Asian Tour as their official Sustainable Development Partner, Habitat for Humanity India launched its first-ever Charity Golf Tournament 2019 on 6th January 2019. Since then, over 300 top-level business leaders from all over India, professional golfers like Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapur, Chiragh Kumar, Cricketers Brian Lara, Ajit Agarkar, Murali Kartik, Sayed Kirmani, S. Badarinath have played the Charity Golf tournament to support Habitat’s vision of building a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Through the tournament, Habitat for Humanity India has touched the lives of more than 250 families through interventions in housing, WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) and disaster risk reduction and response.

When you partner with Habitat for Humanity India’s Golf for Humanity initiative, everyone wins – the golfers, and most importantly, the families we work with at the grassroots!

Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.

For partnerships, write to Suprita Tambe, Sr. Director – Resource Development on [email protected]

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