The Foundation

The Sergio Garcia Foundation was founded in 2002 in Spain and 2005 in Switzerland “for the purpose of contributing tot he social inclusion of economically deprived children and youth, through social assistance benefits and the practice of sport as free-time activity.“

 

In 2003, the Sergio Garcia Foundation and the Deporte y Desafío Foundation coma together with the objective of introducing adaptive golf in Spain, with the support and the supervision of the Spanish Golf Federation. They developed together a twofold program aimed, firstly, at making golf accessible to people with disabilities, thus helping them to be socially integrated. The second aim was to promote adaptive golf throughout the whole of Spain by means of specific training courses directed to golf teaching professionals interested in learning the techniques that enable them to cope with the various disabilities. These professionals ensure the continuity of the initiative.

The Sergio Garcia Foundation supports a large variety of NGOs and humanitarian associations. The Foundations have donated over $US2 million since their inception, “I thank God for having given me a gift for the sport of golf. I have been very fortunate; golf and life have given me a lot and I owe it to society. I wanted to give back, so with the support of my family I decided to start a foundation in order to help disadvantaged persons or people with problems. I have been very lucky in life and I want to help give others the opportunities that I had”, said Sergio.

 

Just recently the Sergio Garcia Foundation entered a partnership with the European Tour to host the 2016 Spanish Open and has decided to donate the funds raised to the Asociacion Española Contra el Cancer (AECC). One of their programs provides housing and appartments for cancer patients and their families. The Sergio Garcia Foundation will fund apartments in Spain.