Every shot a good deed on a good day

by Ruth Bücker/SRI, 2012/10/20

When at the end of September, 40 golfers met on a wonderful golf course in Dinkelsbühl, it was all about sports, fun, a good handicap and practised charity. Golf is an excellent opportunity to combine pleasure with a good deed.

Karsten Gosse, a sports pastor and chairman of the association Ichtu’s – Christians in Golf, founded in 2009 and registered one year later, had invited golfers to take part in a benefit golf tournament the proceeds of which were to go to humedica. “We want to disprove clichés and demonstrate that both golf and the Christian faith are very attractive”, says the golf enthusiast and committed Christian.

And this was felt by all participants of the tournament and by the numerous companies operating in or near the idyllic small town of Dinkelsbühl, situated between Stuttgart, Nürnberg and Augsburg, who sponsored impressive prizes for the winners and for the raffle that was part of the event. All proceeds resulting from the event and a significant part of the entry fee were donated to humedica.

When the donation-total was announced, everybody could feel like a winner – even though the mere sports result may have been unsatisfying for some, at least at first glance. Yet the total donation of 2.000 euros was such a gain that even unsatisfying personal achievements were outshined, although golfers are very ambitious in general.

At this point, we at humedica would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Karsten Gross and all co-organisers, for so much commitment, heart and practised charity. This donation will turn many people in need into winners.

There are many ways in which you can contribute to our multi-faceted work. Apart from personal commitment in a volunteer team or as a specific supporter and prayer, events like these are a great opportunity to generate donations that are also visible to the public. Maybe you’ve got an idea for such an event? Please contact us, we would love to support you with material and all our experience.

On our website you also find a summary of possible ways of support. We kindly ask you for specific donations benefitting our work to the account 47 47 at the Sparkasse Kaufbeuren (Bank Code 734 500 00, SWIFT-Code: BYLA DE M1 KFB, IBAN: DE35734500000000004747).

Ichtu´s – Christians in Golf“ was founded as an initiative in the year 2009 by missionary and sports pastor Karsten Grosse and became a registered association in 2009. “Enjoy nature. Experience movement. Find faith. Golf!“ is one of the mottos of the approximately 300 members of the association.
Regularly, golf courses are offered, tournaments and breakfast-devotions organized.

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