The Rimas Foundation and the Good Bunny Foundation This year they hope to exceed the expectations of raising almost half a million dollars with the third edition of the Invitational Golf Tournament to benefit various non-profit organizations and programs aimed at promoting arts, music and sports in children and young people. .
The sporting event will be on Wednesday, December 6 at the Grand Reserve Golf Club course in Rio Grande and the participation of a large group of artists, athletes and businessmen is expected who, like the two previous editions, will support the charitable initiative, aimed at raise funds to develop projects of both non-profit entities.
“The expectation is to surpass what was achieved last year in collections, since the gross amount was $500,000 and once the profit was obtained it was divided between the programs of both foundations. This year we want to impact a larger group of players, since last year there were 140 and we hope to achieve that or exceed that participation. We trust that more participants will join this event,” said Jose Benitez, general manager of the Rimas Foundation.
Both foundations work to support initiatives that develop arts, sports and music in Puerto Rico.
Since its first edition in 2021, the Invitational Golf Tournament has contributed to materializing the dreams of children and young people from various communities in Puerto Rico who aspire to excel in the branches of sports, music, and the arts in general.
In the case of the Rimas Foundation, it was incorporated in 2018 and has been in operation since 2020, but what it has actually been active for is a year dedicated to the impact of various communities in San Juan and community leadership focused on art workshops and sport.
Meanwhile, the Good Bunny Foundationrepresented by the exponent Bad Bunny, which was created since 2018, has led different projects and initiatives that include the “A summer with you” camp, which integrated three programs focused on the particular interest of each participant, whether in art, music and sports; the delivery of gifts at Christmas, “Beautiful tradition”, donations of uniforms for the National Women’s Basketball Team and for more than 300 athletes in different sports disciplines and the golf tournament, among others.
“Our expectations with the proceeds from this tournament are to continue expanding our projects, many of which were pilots, such as the ‘A summer with you’ camp, which was held at the Conservatory of Music, the Museum of Art and the School of Sports in San Juan and we would like to take it to other municipalities, we are running some fashion workshops with Lisa Thon and EDP University, we continue with the donation of uniforms to athletes and musicians. With this tournament all these projects can expand to other towns,” explained Camila Vega of the Bad Bunny Foundation.
Benitez nor Vega could specify which celebrities will play the 18 holes of the tournament, which will also have other activities and attractions for the participants. Both reported that they are making approaches to local artists and athletes, especially those who have contracts with Rimas, to participate in the golf tournament.
Figures such as Bad Bunny, Pedro Capo, PJ Without Sole, Cosculluela, Yadier Molina, the professional golf player Rafa Campos, the former basketball player Larry Ayuso, the former baseball player Alexis Rios and the producer Paco Lopez, among others.
In addition to the tournament, there will be food, drinks, music, raffles, auction of collectibles, and other dynamics that will be part of the entertainment program.
The money raised has allowed the Rimas Foundation and the Good Bunny Foundation to make contributions to various non-profit entities to carry out their social projects. According to data from non-profit organizations, some 5,000 children and young people have benefited from the foundations’ aid, including sports prospects in golf, air rifle, skateboarding, baseball, basketball, judo, surfing, soccer and volleyball.
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