With the Olympic Torch Relay getting underway this weekend, Dame Kelly Holmes’ charity will have their own 2012 feel as the DKH Legacy Trust holds its third annual celebrity golf day, sponsored by K2 Performance Systems
Alongside double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes will be a host of sporting stars out on the course in support of Dame Kelly’s charity, which creates life chances for young people.
Former World Champion and British swimming legend, Mark Foster, Olympic silver medallists Kriss Akabusi and Steve Backley will all be recapturing their competitive spirits out on the magnificent Bearwood Lakes course.
The event will commence with a shotgun start and teams of four, each including a sporting celebrity, will compete over the 18-hole course, where players will be able to win a range of prizes including a Mitsubishi ASX 3. The day will conclude with a dinner and entertainment, where guests will be able to win a selection of fantastic raffle prizes.
The golf day, supported by both Garmin and Mitsubishi Reading, will raise important funds for DKH Legacy Trust charity projects such as ‘Get on Track’, where the charity works with young people with the aim of helping them into employment, education or training.
Dame Kelly Holmes, Double Olympic champion and Chair of the DKH Legacy Trust said: “I am really proud to have Bearwood Lakes Golf Club hosting my charity event, we’ve done so much work supporting young people in the area and I’m glad we can return to Berkshire with our sponsors, K2 Performance Systems.
“Playing alongside a sporting celebrity is a fantastic opportunity for everyone involved, and most importantly, it will help us raise the money we need to create life chances for young people. I am really thrilled that so many world-class sport stars have given up their time today to help us!
“The Olympic Torch relay will really capture the public’s imagination in the build-up to London 2012. It begins this weekend and it’ll be a great start to an excellent summer of sport in this country.”
Keith Hatter, CEO of K2 Performance Systems, said: “We’re delighted to reaffirm our support of the DKH Legacy Trust and play a role in their 2012 celebrity golf day. There’s a fantastic opportunity for these teams to play alongside some world-class athletes, have some fun and of course practise their mental performance skills!”
Contact: Please contact: Ryan Bahia, Communications Assistant; DKH Legacy Trust
Email: email@example.com Tel: 0207 743 8600
Notes for Editors:
About The Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust:
‘We inspire young people and unlock life chances for them by improving their skills, knowledge and self belief through support and mentoring projects with sporting champions’. For more information please visit: www.dkhlegacytrust.org
Sporting Celebrities due to attend include:
Steve Backley – Won medals in the javelin at 3 consecutive Olympic Games (1992, 1996 and 2000). Steve won Commonwealth gold on 3 occasions
Kriss Akabusi – An Olympic silver medallist and former World Champion
Anna Hemmings – Britain’s leading female marathon canoeist, a 2-time Olympian and 6-time World Champion
Min Patel – Retired Indian-born cricketer who made 2 appearances in Test cricket for England. In 1994 he was the leading wicket-taker in England with 90 at a bowling average of 22.86
Sean Kerly – Former English hockey player, who was a member of the gold winning GB squad at the 1988 Seoul Olympics
Steve Smith – Retired high jumper and bronze medallist at the 1996 Olympics; first British man to win a medal in the high jump since 1908
Calum Giles – A member of GB’s Olympic hockey team in 1996 and 2000, Calum has 110 goals from 142 internationals
Mick Hill – A former British javelin thrower, Mick won silver in the 1986 Commonwealth Games and 98 European Championships
Alain Baxter – In 2002 Alain became first British skier to win a medal at the Winter Olympics
Allan Wells – A 100m Olympic gold medallist at the 1980 Games in Moscow, where he also claimed silver in the 200m
Geoff Parsons – A former Olympic high jumper, Geoff also won silver at the 1986 Commonwealth Games
Ray Stevens – A silver medallist in judo in the 1992 Olympics
Eddie Wedderburn – A former GB Track & Field Athlete who raced at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games
Gill Clark – Former World no 1, Gill collected numerous Badminton medals in a long career, including four European gold and six Commonwealth gold. Represented GB at the 1992 Olympic Games
Mel Clewlow – a two-time Olympian, former hockey player Mel has 179 England caps at 65 GB caps to her name
Chris Sheasby – A former England rugby union international, Chris won 7 caps in the mid 90s. Played in the 7s 1993 World Cup alongside Matt Dawson and Lawrence Dallaglio
Craig Chalmers – Scottish fly-half with over 60 caps from 1989-1999. Represented the British Lions in 1989
Alan McInally – A Scottish striker who was part of the World Cup Italia 90 squad. Now known for his Sky Sports work
Alan Smith – Alan played for Arsenal for 8 years, and won 13 England caps, scoring on two occasions. He is now a commentator for Sky Sports
Martin Allen – Nicknamed ‘Mad Dog’, Martin enjoyed a great career in football as both a player and manager
Jimmy Wallis – A member of the GB Hockey squad at the 200 and 2004 Olympic Games
Clarke Carlisle – Has forged a successful career in football, both on and off the field. Carlisle is current the PFA Chairman and finished this season on loan at Northampton Town
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