Jeev Milkha Singh at Habitat Pro-Am in Take Solution Masters 2018.

When you play golf with Habitat for Humanity India, everyone wins – the golfers and most importantly the families we work at the grass-root level!

After an overwhelming response to the Habitat Pro-Am Tournaments held earlier this year at the Take Solutions Masters, Bengaluru and Panasonic Open, Delhi, Habitat for Humanity India is proud to present a first-ever one of its kind charity golf tournament - The Habitat for Humanity Charity Golf Tournament in Mumbai.

Date: Sunday 6th January, 2019

Venue: Willingdon Sports Club, Mumbai

Supporting Habitat India and playing the charity tournament are professional golfers Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapur and Chirag Kumar.

The funds raised from the charity tournament will go towards rebuilding lives of farmers’ widows in Maharashtra.

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

With the intention to provide housing support for farmers’ widows across India, professional golfers, celebrities and business leaders took part in a Pro-Am Golf tournament and participated in a charity auction at the Take Solutions Masters in Bengaluru at the Karnataka Golf Association on August 7, 2018. The Pro-Am Golf Tournament saw former Indian cricketer Syed Kirmani and celebrated golfers Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa, Casey O’Toole and Danny Masrin play alongside India’s business leaders Shashi Kiran Shetty (Chairman – Allcargo Logistics Ltd), R Ramakrishnan (CEO - Polycab Group) and Rajeev Menon (Trustee CEO - All-Tact IT Solutions) to support Habitat for Humanity’s cause of affordable housing to transform the lives of farmers’ widows across India.

Mr. Rajan Samuel, Managing Director Habitat India with Brig. Vikas Saini

Later in the evening, they bid for a number of exclusive auction items to support Habitat for Humanity India. The auction items included exciting golf memorabilia like ‘The Masters’ famous Green Jacket signed by the greats Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, a 2014 British Open Flag signed by Rory McIlroy and so on. The proceeds from the auction will help Habitat India build homes for farmers’ widows.

The Habitat India Pro-Am at the Take Solutions Masters 2018 was officially supported by Pressto Dry Cleaning and Laundry Pvt. Ltd.“We have taken a small step towards building home for families in need by joining hands with Habitat, knowing their dedication towards this cause.

“We also have shared our contribution with customers in such a way that they may decide to further contribute. We hope to maximise the possible contributions to the causes Habitat India stands for,” says Yvo Metzelaar,  Managing Director, Pressto Dry Cleaning & Laundry.

Upcoming Golf Tournaments

Habitat for Humanity Charity Golf Tournament 2019

Date:  Sunday 6th January, 2019
Venue:  Willingdon Sports Club, Mumbai