Charity at its best
Sporting Charity Event
Second Inclusion Golf Tournament — September 16, 2022
For the second time, the German American Women’s Club Munich, e.V, held its Inclusion Golf Tournament at the Golfpark München Aschheim (Golf Club Munich Aschheim). The members of the Handicap Stars team, 11 physically disabled young adults, played a 9-hole course. Additionally, it was our great pleasure to have the US Consul General Timothy Liston and Brigadier General Joseph E. Hilbert, US Army, who traveled from Grafenwöhr, lead the match. The Golf Club Munich Aschheim, according to information from Manager Simon Arnold, is the most active inclusion golf club in Europe. Accordingly, the players with their various physical limitations were well-trained and achieved superb results – sensitively and perfectly attended to by their trainer, Liz Höh. The tournament was sponsored by the Frankfurter Bankgesellschaft and under the leadership of our Club Treasurer Heidi Büchl.
The generous donations of the participants and invited guests overwhelmed Ms. Hildegard Mayr, Director, Sehbehinderten- und Blindenzentrum Südbayern (Center for the Vision-impaired and Blind Southern Bavaria), in Unterschleißheim. She was visibly touched as she accepted a donation check for 2000 Euros. These funds will enable their in-house soccer team to be outfitted with jerseys and in the new year, will provide for a ‘Scent Garden’ to be installed on school grounds. Blind youth will thus be able to experience and enjoy the wide variety of plants olfactorily. The tournament ended with a shared fun-filled dinner.
The tournament ended with a shared fun-filled dinner.
After two successful inclusion tournaments together with the handicap stars of the Golf Club Aschheim, the team of young physically disabled adults, and members and guests of the German-American Women's Club, the demand for a continuation was so great that we will organize a tournament for the 3rd time in the spring of 2024.