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Foundation hosts 120 students in golf tournament

A total of 120 students across Nigeria participated in the junior golf tournament organized by the Leader Joe 1808 Foundation.  The tournament which was held…

A total of 120 students across Nigeria participated in the junior golf tournament organized by the Leader Joe 1808 Foundation. 

The tournament which was held at Tukur Yusuf Buratai International Golf Resort and Country Club, in Abuja had the theme “Empowering young minds,”

Speaking with journalists on the sideline of the event, Joseph Onus, Founder of the organization said the tournament was created to connect young golfers from all parts of Nigeria and ensure that funds are raised to take a good number of children back to school.

“The 1808 Foundation has a culture to encourage quality education and sending students back to school and that’s what we’ve been doing.

“This year alone we have 40 Back to School children in Sokoto. We just picked interest in golf because sports on its own encourages peace and quality education. So, we use golf as a platform so we can have more children back to school come 2023.

“Therefore, this tournament today is to empower the young golfers and also to seek support from the adult golfers so we can bring more children back to school in 2023.”

On his part, the captain of TYB, IGRCC, Major Gen. A.M Bello, said the game of golf brings together individuals from the highest and lowest carders in society to learn discipline.

“Golf brings both the affluent and the not-too-privileged group to come together, merry and play golf for the purpose of developing kids in sports. And the major thing is to bond children to golf which is a game of discipline,” he said.

 

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