This year’s Barclays Kenya Open golf tournament continues to receive corporate sponsorship, with the latest being Multichoice Kenya which has extended a sponsorship package of Kshs 1 million.
Speaking during the sponsorship deal announcement with Kenya Open Golf Limited (KOGL), Philip Wahome, MultiChoice Kenya Corporate Communications Manager, said that the payTV provider has a long-term commitment to the Kenyan market through investment in local content and talent.
(TOP: Kenya Open Golf Limited chair, Peter Kanyago – left – receiving the dummy sponsorship cheque from Philip Wahome, Multichoice Kenya Communications Manager).
“The money will go towards covering administrative costs incurred by organisers of the week-long event. DStv will also be on ground to showcase its mix of premium content through interactive golfing activities and games for both children and adults,” said Wahome.
“This partnership with the KOGL is a clear indication of our pursuit to support various existing local sports in the country. We have already invested in world-class content and DStv showcase all major golfing tourneys around the world.”
Dismas Indiza, and Michael Omondi, will lead the Kenyan representatives at the tournament.
KOGL tournament’s Publicity and Marketing Director Kathleen Kihanya, while appreciating the support extended by DStv, commented: “Our seven-year partnership with MultiChoice has helped raise the profile of the tournament and I commend DStv for their continued support to the Kenya Golf Open tournament.”
The event makes a return to Muthaiga Golf Club after being held at the Karen Golf Club for the last five years.
The tournament’s other corporate sponsors are Nation Media Group with a Kshs 5 million, Coca-Cola with Kshs 4 million and Kenya Breweries which has contributed Kshs 5 million to the event via its Johnie Walker brand.
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