Green de l’Espoir 2017, organised by the Kiwanis Club of Antibes Juan-les-Pins, invites all golf-lovers to meet for its 17th amateur golf competition on Sunday 11th June at the Golf de la Grande Bastide course in Châteauneuf de Grasse. The event is sponsored by the French Federation of Golf and is a long-running charity golf tournament, which raises funds to fight cystic fibrosis and support the French organisation Vaincre la Mucoviscidose.
The ‘Green de l’Espoir’ tournament will feature the golf competition (from 8.30am to 4pm), a tombola, a car exhibition presented by the Kiwanis club’s car partner of the year, and a separate challenge - the ‘Inter-Entreprises challenge’ - for players sponsored by companies. The restaurant of La Grande Bastide will also offer a buffet lunch to all participants with a broad choice of appetisers, hot dishes, and a selection of desserts (the buffet lunch is priced at 29€ per person). A cocktail event announcing the prize winners will take place at 4pm.
The finalists of the ‘Green de l’Espoir’ and the Inter-Entreprises challenge can also go on to compete in the national competition from 7th to 8th October at the Golf International de Bresson club in Isère.
The Kiwanis Club originated in Detroit (Michigan) and was founded by Allen S. Browne and Joseph C. Prance in 1915 as a way of bringing together business professionals to raise money for a charitable cause. Kiwanis has now branched out all over the world and counts 250 clubs in France alone.
For those unfamiliar with the disease, cystic fibrosis most commonly affects children. It is an incurable genetic disease, which affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine.
Rates for the event at 86€ per player (which includes registration fee and participation fee) and 250€ per sponsored team of two players (participation fee).