16 Jul 2010

Tristan Capital Hosts Europe’s Largest Annual Real Estate Charity Golf Tournament

Source: Tristan Capital Partners Press Release

Star studded field, including Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin, Raises £60,000 for The Black Heart Foundation Charity.

USA Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin led a star studded field at the Tristan Capital Partners’ Charity Golf Championship at the Wentworth Club, to the southwest of London, last Thursday. The event is the largest annual golf tournament held within the real estate investment industry across Europe and was attended by around 200 leading property investors and managers, as well as luminaries from across the sporting world, at the West, East and Executive courses at the illustrious Surrey Club.

The tournament is in its 10th year and welcomed clients, guests and colleagues of Tristan Capital Partners, a leader in real estate investment management to play alongside and compete against many famous sports stars. This year’s field of guests and competitors included Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Michael Vaughan and Sir Ian Botham, rugby starts Matt Dawson and Keith Wood, golfer David Howell, tennis champion Guy Forget, and UK Olympic rowing legend Sir Matthew Pinsent.

The 2010 event raised in excess of £60,000 for The Black Heart Foundation, which supports a number of initiatives targeting under resourced children in the UK and the USA. This year’s chosen beneficiary charity was the London-based charity, Eastside Young Leaders’ Academy (EYLA).

“It has been another superb event. Corey Pavin has been a real star and it is great that we have been able to raise so much money for EYLA. I am very grateful to my industry colleagues and friends from the world of sport that come each year to support this event. Again, this year we had almost 200 guests who travelled from 14 countries to join us for great fun and for a great cause,” commented Ric Lewis, Chief Executive and Chairman of Tristan Capital Partners.

The Eastside Young Leaders’ Academy (EYLA: www.eyla.org), based in Newham, east London, provides emotional, pastoral and educational support for over 100 young African and Caribbean males who are at risk of social and academic exclusion, offering them an opportunity to fulfil their potential and become the next generation of successful leaders.

“EYLA really gives these boys a chance to better themselves and it is great to see them here enjoying themselves,” added Lewis. A group of boys who have won scholarships, or places, at top UK public schools with the help of the EYLA, were guests at the event and were treated to expert tuition from Corey Pavin and the team of professionals at Wentworth.

“It has been an honour to be Chairman of this event and follow in the footsteps of fellow Ryder Cup Captains Steve Ballesteros, Sam Torrance, Ian Woosnam and Bernard Gallacher who have all chaired in the past. The camaraderie, fun and competition have been first class today and I am delighted we have raised so much for such a great cause,” commented Pavin.

The money was raised through a number of auction prizes, which has been donated by key sponsors of the event such as Jose Cuervo, TaylorMade Adidas, Etihad Airways, Lombard Odier, Audi, Dunhill and Jo Malone as well as some of the guests playing.

The Main event was won by Sean Morris, the Chief Executive Officer of the Indian Premier League cricket team, the Rajasthan Royals, with 35 points on the West Course. He became the proud owner of the Black Heart Foundation’s prized velvet ‘Black Jacket’, which is reserved for the annual tournament champion. Another highlight of the day was an after dinner floodlit par 3 challenge from the terrace at Wentworth to the 18th green on The East Course to mark the end of a fantastic day of golf and fund raising.

For further information please contact Steve Hays at Bellier Financial on: +31 (0)20 419 0901 or steve.hays@bellierfinancial.com