Powerday Pro-Am for Grenfell Tower victims

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Powerday Plc is staging an Invitational Pro-Am and fundraising dinner to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster.

The prestigious Foxhills Club & Resort will be the setting on Thursday 14th September for the fundraiser, which is the brainchild of Powerday founder and London Irish Rugby Club president Mick Crossan, and Foxhills’ ambassador Brendan Reynolds.

The event sees the sports of golf and boxing come together to present a truly unique experience with the common goal of raising funds and awareness for the plight of those affected by the fire which ripped through the 27 story building in West London during the early hours of 14 June.

Crossan supported the development of the Dale Youth Boxing Club, providing state-of-the-art gym and equipment within Grenfell Tower when it was refurbished in May 2016.

The club has produced current world champions such as George Groves and James DeGale during 80 years of voluntary provision to the local community.

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The invitational Pro-Am will serve as a curtain-raiser to the for the 28th PGA Cup, and will feature the ten members of the Great Britain and Ireland team and their United States counterparts, who – over the three following days – will compete at the prestigious Surrey venue for the PGA Cup, the biennial match contested by PGA Professionals.

With a PGA professional playing with each team in the Pro-Am, it’s a unique to play alongside the pros.

Following breakfast, play will commence at 9am with on course refreshments available throughout the day.

After the golf, players are then invited to attend the PGA Cup opening ceremony and champagne reception before the charity fundraising gala dinner.

Special guest host for the evening is talkSPORT’s Georgie Bingham and amongst those stars attending on the evening are world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, James DeGale and George Groves.

The dinner will include a grand auction with “unique items and money-can’t-buy experiences” going under the hammer, with all proceeds going to the Grenfell Tower residents.

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Foxhills’ ambassador Brendan Reynolds, said: “After the tragedy, Mick and I initially had a plan to re-launch the Dale Youth Boxing Club.

“However, after discussions with associates and business friends, it became obvious to Mick that the fundraising should go well beyond the boxing club and be extended to the whole of the Grenfell Tower community, whose lives have changed so dramatically.

Chris Fitt, Director of Golf at Foxhills Club & Resort, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this very special event in support of the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

“We extend a special thank you to the key drivers of the event, Mick Crossan and Foxhills’ ambassador Brendan Reynolds, who have worked tirelessly for a number of charities each year.”

For further information about how to get involved with the fundraising for this great cause by donation of funds or gifting of special auction items please contact brendanreynolds@hotmail.com or call 07831 240636.


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