Dhoni to play charitable golf event in US

India limited-over skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will participate in a two-day Executive Golf Invitational event to be held at the Phoenician Golf Club in USA from December 5.

Dhoni’s Charitable Foundation, Winning Ways will be partnering and supporting the event which will support the brave and injured service men and women of the US and the Indian Army.

Organised by Rhiti Sports Management (P) Ltd and IntraEdge, the event has partnered with Wounded Warrior Project, one of the most prominent military and veterans charity service organisation in the USA.

“Besides a great weekend of golf and camaraderie, it is the cause that we’re supporting which is even greater,” said Dhoni, who was awarded the rank of honorary lieutenant colonel by the Indian Army.

“I have enormous respect for service men and women across the world and I do hope that this event will help raise and donate substantial funds as an expression of our gratitude towards the two nation armies,” said the 34-year-old, who is the only sportsperson in the world to have completed a para training program attaining the prestigious blue wings.

The occasion will bring together senior corporate executives from Fortune 500 companies and leading Indian multinational corporations, celebrities, sports professionals and VIPs for an exceptional weekend of golf and camaraderie.

It will be a fun and exciting event that will include a number of on-course activities such as hole-in-one events, closest to the pin and longest drive. Day two will end with a presentation and gourmet dinner.