East African Breweries Limited (EABL), through its Johnnie Walker brand, has announced a Ksh. 28 million sponsorship of the 2019 Karen Masters golf tournament.
The golf tournament will take place from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th of June 2019 at Karen Country Club. It will bring together 152 golfers who include 47 local and regional professionals, four Kenyan amateurs and 100 Sunshine Tour players.
Speaking during the cheque handover ceremony, KBL Head of Spirits AnnJoy Muhoro, noted the significance of the Karen Masters and its emergence as an international golf extravaganza.
“At KBL, we are always delighted to partner with international events such as the Karen Masters, which is part of the Sunshine Tour. The tournament offers us a perfect platform to support the sport of golf in the country as well as connect with our consumers,” she said.
As part of its sponsorship offering, KBL, through the Johnnie Walker brand will host golf fans at the tournament’s village throughout the tournament.
AnnJoy lauded the tournament’s organizers, for the consistent growth of the tournament, to now become the richest tournament in the Sunshine Tour.
There will be entertainment in the form of music concerts on Friday and Saturday featuring renowned stars from Kenya and around the continent such a Nyashinski, Naiboi and Heavy-K. Their highly-anticipated performances will be backed up by top DJs’ performances over the duration of the tournament.
The 2019 Karen Masters will offer a prize of Ksh. 15 million. Daily and seasonal tickets are on sale at ticketsasa.com for Ksh. 500 and Ksh. 1500 respectively.
The sponsors of the Karen Masters include KCB, who are the title sponsors, EABL, Toyota Kenya, South African Airways, Safaricom, Keringet, Meridian Health, Tamarind Group, Standard Group, PTG Travel, The Waterfront Mall, Wilekn Group, and AAR Heathcare.