Illustrative image. (Photo: Vietnam Golf Tourism)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Investment Review has launched the annual charity golf tournament Swing for the Kids 2017 to raise funds for underprivileged students with excellent academic records.

The event, the 11th of its kind, will be held at Dong Mo Resort in Son Tay, Hanoi on April 22. It is sponsored by a number of big names, such as BRG Group, SeABank, VinGroup, and Samsung.

The tournament will attract about 150 golfers who have to pay 2.5 million VND (about 110 USD) in entry fee per person. The collected money will be all donated to charity.

The organisers expect to raise more than 1.3 billion VND (57,000 USD) this year.

During the press conference to announce the event on March 23, two students, Le Van Tu from the Hanoi National University of Education and Thao Seo Si from the Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry, were granted full scholarships of 10 million VND (438.7 USD) each for the four straight year.-VNA