Pay television provider MultiChoice Kenya has announced its sponsorship towards the Ruiru Sports Club Captain Prize 2019 which will be hosted this Saturday at the Thika Road-based outfit.
At least 300 golfers are expected to grace the par 72 course, drawn from clubs across the country in what will be the biggest sporting event this weekend.
Multi-Choice Kenya, the owner of DSTV and GoTV has come in as the title sponsor for the event, bringing in over a dozen of top prizes which will be up for grabs on the day.
Speaking during the media announcement on the sponsorship, MultiChoice Kenya General Manager Simon Kariithi said: “We are excited to be the title sponsors of this tournament, sports is an integral part of our society and we are delighted to support this event.”
Other sponsors include Occidental Insurance, Oxygene Marketing and Communications, Crown Paints, Fresha, Magfre and TEK Productions.
The event is in honour of Peter Mwaura, the golf captain to mark the end of one year at the helm of the fast growing club.
Among the 10s of prizes set aside for the day, golfers will be fighting out for a fully paid trip for two to Mauritius for a hole in one at the famous Hole 3, special prizes for media personalities, Juniors, Pros, Detour members, the clergy, guests from neighboring and reciprocating clubs, former golf captains and sponsors during the 12 hours’ golf action.
The golf captain said it’s all systems go for the weekend showdown. “The course is in good shape and the greens are freshly cut for an amazing experience.
We are looking forward to hosting arguably one of the biggest golf tourneys in the country,” said Mwaura. “We will be celebrating what has been quite a successful year for the club.”.
Last weekend, the Club launched a course irrigation project which is expected to be finalised within eight months, drastically transforming the 18-hole course in readiness for hosting major local and international tournaments.
Home golfers to watch out includes recent winners Ezekiel Mucina, Henry Mwaura, Samuel Njinu, Teresia Wainaina and Judy Nyambura.