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AHC’s Inaugural Golf Charity Classic

A Round for the Children

On the morning of the inaugural AHC Golf Classic, the heavy early morning rain threatened to spoil the day, but fortunately the reliable Cambodian sun made an appearance and allowed sunny play for the most part. Around 45 players set out from the Angkor Golf Resort from 11am on Sunday, October 9 – ready for a day of playing golf and making new friends, only kilometres away from the famous Angkor temples. Golfers from Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Singapore and Hong Kong, played in mixed teams; trying to either improve their handicap or just make it through the full 18 holes, and some even having a go at beating the course pro – but all with the purpose in mind of supporting Angkor Hospital for Children.

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Later in the afternoon, whilst the adults were finishing up on the course, their children were invited to a kids’ golf clinic, where some of the little ones showed their promising golfing prowess.

Some were winners and some were losers, but all had a fantastic, family-friendly day out. A day in the oppressive humidity and heat could not dampen the spirit of friendship and purpose. The best of the day received awards from the Angkor Golf Resort with accompanying fantastic prizes from our generous sponsors, while all the players and their families relaxed with a beautiful dinner from Raffles and well-earned drinks from Handpicked Wines and Siem Reap Brew Pub.

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To top off a wonderful weekend, some of our international visitors attended a hospital tour the following day to find out much more about Angkor Hospital for Children; and where the children were afforded the special opportunity of planting some of our hospital garden vegetables, which will soon end up on the plates of our patients!

It was a wonderful weekend of friendships, smiles and raising awareness for the hospital. Angkor Hospital for Children wishes to thank all of our generous sponsors and supporters who made it all possible, including: David, Alan and all the team at Angkor Golf Resort, the Siem Reap Brewpub, Heineken, Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Journeys Within, Navutu Dreams, HK Express, Sojourn, Flight of the Gibbon, Charcoal Restaurant and Chandara Villa.

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The Angkor Hospital for Children Golf Charity Classic will be back in 2017. If you want to experience it for yourself, watch our Facebook page and website for details.

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