February 22, 2024

FBC Group commits to promoting golf development in Zimbabwe

FBC Group availed a total USD 150 000 towards the 2023 Zimbabwe Open Golf
Tournament.

FBC Group this year demonstrated its unwavering commitment to promoting golf development in Zimbabwe and to showcase the country to international golfers as a great golfing destination. In launching the 2023 FBC Zim-Open Golf Tournament in Harare, Trynos Kufazvinei, the FBCH Deputy Group CE, said the bank was the title sponsor for the second consecutive year, having been the in the previous edition of the FBC Zim- Open 2022.

“As you may all be aware, FBC Holdings is no stranger to the sport of Golf. The group promotes the development of Golf in Zimbabwe and the African Continent at large as evidenced by our participation in previous editions of the Zimbabwe Open Golf Tournament as anchor sponsors as well as various sponsorships of the Africa Region 5 Golf Tournament and All Africa Golf Championships. “I am indebted to the Zimbabwe Open Golf Committee led by Mr Livingstone Gwata, whose passion for golf has helped to keep the game alive and to ensure that The Zimbabwe Open Golf tournament becomes an annual event. “As the FBCH Group and the nation of Zimbabwe at large, we are truly honoured to have a dedicated team of leaders whose passion for the development of golf in the country has continued to grow in leaps and bounds over the years; resulting in the outstanding recognition of Zimbabwe as an attractive golfing destination,” he said. “This is evidenced by the significant number of regional and international professional golfers who participate in the Zimbabwe Open Golf Tournament every year.” As the Title Sponsor, FBC Group availed a total USD 150 000 towards the 2023 Zimbabwe Open Golf Tournament.

Kufazvinei said FBC Group was gratified that the organising Committee had seen it fit to brand the world-class golf tournament “the 2023 FBC Zimbabwe Open Golf Tournament” “The FBCH Group is a responsible corporate citizen which prioritises giving back to the community in line with our endeavour to “Nurture Sustainable Solutions that enable the Financial Well-being of the Communities we Serve”. “In this regard, the group established a robust framework and vibrant corporate social responsibility programme that enables us to continuously participate in alleviating social challenges faced by the communities we serve,” he said.

He said the FBC Group remained committed towards investing in sustainable, value-driven and mutually beneficial corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives in the fields of education, health, environmental protection, arts and culture, community trusts and sports. “One of our many passions as a Group is to drive the development of Golf in Zimbabwe. As such, we are here to affirm the Group’s commitment towards supporting the development of Golf as an all-inclusive sport in Zimbabwe and the African Continent at large.

“As Title Sponsors, we treasure our relationship with the Ministry of Sports and Zimbabwe Open Golf Committee which has continued to grow over the years,” he said. Kufazvinei said the Zimbabwe Open Golf tournament played a strategic role in driving socio- economic development through promoting sports tourism and building international relations in a sporting atmosphere. “Therefore, we are forever grateful to all corporate sponsors and stakeholders who are supporting the 2023 FBC Zimbabwe Open Golf Tournament.

“FBC Holdings is a brand well known for sustained good performance and a unique customer experience, hence our association with this prestigious international tournament. “In conclusion, on behalf of the FBC Group, allow me to extend my profound gratitude and appreciation to our valued customers for their unwavering support that has been extended to us over the years. “Our valued clients’ exceptional support has enabled us to give back to the community and participate in great initiatives such as the Zimbabwe Open Golf Tournament. It is against this background that we will continue to make customers our top-most priority in line with our promise… “You Matter Most”,” he said.

“Finally, if you want to be associated with a world class banking Group, the choice can only be FBC; if you want to be associated with a World Class Golfing tournament, the choice can only be the FBC Zimbabwe Open Golf Tournament! As FBC, we wish the organisers of the Tournament a resounding success in running this Tournament.”

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