The leading Kenyan sports gaming firm, Betika has extended support towards Kenyan amateur and pro golfers who will be participating in the Uganda Open Golf Championship 2020 from December 1-4, 2020.
Betika, through the Betika na Community Initiative extended support of KSh 3 million (100 Million Ugandan shillings) to Kenyan golfers led by Isaac Makokha.
Makokha is the Vet Lab Sports Club golfer who made history by becoming the first golfer with hearing impairment to clinch the Kenya Amateur Match Play Championship, after beating Jay Sandhu of Royal Nairobi Golf Club 3-2 in the 36-hole final at the par 72 Vet Lab Sports Club course.
Betika’s sponsorship includes flights, accommodation, Covid-19 tests both in Kenya and Uganda, golf balls and the latest golf clubs to the 15 players representing Kenya in Uganda.
Betika’s support to the golf union is in line with the gaming firm’s commitment to support young Kenyan sportsmen across the country.
Speaking during the handover, the firm’s Commercial Head, Mr. John Mbatiah said: “We are happy with the strides ‘Betika Na Community’ is making in transforming the lives of our youth.
“Since we began the initiative, we have been overwhelmed by sponsorship and event requests from sports teams and clubs all over the country requesting for support. Our aim is to support all kinds of sport, and this golf sponsorship is a testament of how committed we are.
“We therefore intend to continue supporting the amateur and pro golfers and help them reach International and PGA levels. We also call upon other industry players and sports stakeholders to join Betika in building Kenyan sportsmen and supporting our own”.
Mr. Mbatiah also noted that the level of golf talent in Kenya is improving and that the firm is committed to ensuring that it develops even further.
Betika Na Community has now grown into a massive movement with huge following across the country from as far as Turkana. Betika continues to reaffirm their commitment in investing in sports, arts and culture across the country in 2020.