International Golf Tournament Open for People with Disabilities, Bulgaria
19 to 20 September 2013, Razlog. (Re-scheduled event due to national elections in May).
“Bulgaria for all” is the first international golf tournament open for disabled, organised by the Cluster for Accessible Tourism project in partnership with Pirin Golf & Country Club, Razlog Valley, with the support of the European Disabled Golf Association.
The golf tournament “Bulgaria for all" - open for people with disabilities, is the first tournament with such a format in our country. Golf is one of the very few sports, which provides people with disabilities with the opportunity to engage actively in sports and compete on equal terms with the others, having all the chances to win.
«Golf makes impossible possible! I laughed like a little kid for the first time since I lost my leg», says one of the golf legends - Manuel de los Santos, who competes with one leg. View the YouTube video, below.
The competition is international - every country will form its national team of 4 people - at least one of them will be a golfer with a disability. The other members of the team will be representatives of the diplomatic mission of the particular country in Bulgaria, young people, Pirin Golf members, representatives of the sponsors, etc. The cooperation with EDGA (European Disabled Golf Association) guarantees that one of the most distinguished disabled golfers of the organization will participate in “Bulgaria for all”. The expected number of teams will be 18 (from 15 to 22).
The tournament starts on Saturday. 18 holes will be played and every team/country has its own hall and hall branding. There will be a shotgun start and consequently all teams will finish together.
During this day a golf school for Bulgarian young people with disabilities will be organized.
On the next day (Sunday) there will be an individual tournament, when every disabled golfer will be able to show what he or she is capable of. The award ceremony and the gala dinner will be in the evening.
The idea for the "Bulgaria for All" Golf Tournament has received the support of the Ambassadors of Germany, the USA, South Africa, the Netherlands, Japan and others.
The participation of the disabled golfers is absolutely free, including travel costs. The fee for the other players depends on the amount of money collected from sponsors.
Sponsorship is invited for the event - please see contact details below.
Photo: Pirin Golf and Country Club. Course design: Ian Woosnam.
For further information:
Download the Bulgaria for All Tournament Invitation and other documents in PDF format from the right-hand panel.
Visit the website of www.bulgariaforall.com
Iva Doychinova - PR Telephone: +359 888847951;
Yana Elenkova- Chief Coordinator of CAT, Telephone: +359 888174098
Bulgaria for All: Cluster for Accessible Tourism is an Associate Member of ENAT
Read more about the Cluster for Accessible Tourism on the ENAT website