The Pinheiros Altos Golf Club (PA) hosted its second annual charity golf event on Wednesday, October 4. The day was marked by camaraderie, outstanding golfing performances, and unwavering support for charitable causes, resulting in a remarkable fundraising total exceeding €110,000.
This impressive sum will be allocated to benefit four organisations: The Algarve Oncology Unit, CASLAS Children’s Home, The Salvation Army, and Alzheimer’s Portugal.
“We are actually now our own registered and approved charity – Associação Dia da Caridade dos Golfistas dos Pinheiros – this adds stability, transparency and accountability to everything we do,” said organisers.
A total of 144 golfers, comprising of club members, guests and enthusiastic supporters, converged on the Pinheiros Altos Golf Club for a day filled with purpose and camaraderie. Their collective efforts will make a profound difference to the lives of those in need.
The Pinheiros Altos Golf Club Charity Event would not have been possible without the invaluable support of its lead partners.
“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Loch Lomond Whiskies, Enquinta Property Management, Blevins Franks Wealth Management, Prime Wine, and Reis & Reis Accountants. We are also immensely grateful to JJW for generously donating the course for the day, further highlighting the spirit of philanthropy that permeates our community,” continued the organisation.
Christophe Rindlesbacher, Director of Golf for PA, expressed his appreciation, saying: “It’s humbling to witness just how generous our members and supporters are – their donations and auction items are simply astonishing. They should be very proud of their achievements.”
Rindlesbacher also commended the Charity Committee for their dedicated efforts in ensuring that everyone enjoyed the day, culminating in this extraordinary result.
“The event’s atmosphere was nothing short of jubilant, with celebrations taking place on the terrace, in the clubhouse, and at the 9th green in a longest putt competition, sponsored by Prime Wine and dos Santos Beer. Whisky tasting provided by Loch Lomond Whiskies added an extra layer of sophistication to the already delightful environment.”
The day of golf was followed by a sumptuous BBQ, and the festivities continued with a drinks’ reception, prize-giving ceremony, and a live auction. The auction featured a curated selection of “fabulous items from around the world”, contributing significantly to the funds raised for the selected charities.
Due to its success, the Pinheiros Altos Golf Club Charity Event is set to return next year on Wednesday, October 2, 2024. Planning is already underway to surpass the levels of fun and funds raised during this year’s event.
“We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who played a vital role in making this charity event a resounding success. We eagerly anticipate your continued engagement and support next year.”