Golf tournament sponsors and golfers invited

Media contact: David Ching,

Annual Golf Tournament Benefits Young Moms Afar

Imara International’s golf outing raises awareness and funds for teenage moms and children

MAPLE GROVE, MN (May 28, 2015)— It is a day of golf on a beautiful Minnesota course, however the cause reaches those thousands of miles away. The fourth annual Imara International Golf Tournament allows golf enthusiasts and supporters to come together for a day of leisure golf and fun, while benefiting the non-profit organization geared at working with Kenyan teenage moms to provide education and life skills, along with early childhood education to their children, while enriching their lives for a more promising tomorrow.

The day of play is slated for Monday, July 27, at Rush Creek Golf Course in Maple Grove, Minn. This year’s premier sponsors include Lexus of Wayzata as the Hole-in-One sponsor, along with BlueStem Wealth Partners as an Eagle sponsor.

“We are very excited for the opportunity to work with Lexus of Wayzata who will award a new Lexus to the first person to make a hole-in-one on Hole #3 at the Rush Creek Golf Course,” said David Ching, Imara golf tournament chairman. “These premier sponsors are helping to not only make the golf tournament a great day of play, but helping the Imara mission change the lives of young moms and their children.”

In addition to Lexus of Wayzata and BlueStem Wealth Partners, par hole sponsors include Brock White, Hegele, Inc., The Foursome, Allegra, Volkart May, iBIT Integrated Business IT Consultants, LLC and birdie hole sponsor Midwest Immunology.

In its fourth year, the Imara International golf tournament offers participants the opportunity to drive and putt on prestigious fairways and greens within the Minneapolis area, but also is unique from other tournaments as it benefits young moms and their children in Africa. Imara House, the location of the organization in Nanyuki, Kenya currently is at capacity with young moms and their children and expansion is in process for growth partly through the efforts of this golf tournament in addition to funding the day-to-day operations of the mission.

“Resources can be scarce, but hope is often scarcer in this region of the world. Through Imara, change is on the horizon. Imara offers love and stability to young women facing overwhelming situations by giving them a safe place to live, a way to care for their babies, and development of life skills, while nurturing their physical and mental well-being,” said Ching.

The annual Imara golf tournament supports the Imara mission in Kenya and is “locally founded and locally funded.” The driving force behind Imara is empowering these Kenyan moms through education to build a self-sufficient future for themselves, their children and their community.

Golf check-in starts at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Dinner and an awards program will follow the conclusion of tournament. Registration is $160 per person that includes golf and dinner, or $40 for dinner only. Additional activities taking place during the day will include Beat the Pro, Buy the Drive and the Lexus of Wayzata sponsored hole-in-one contest.

“New this year is the Mac 9 putting contest for those guests who are not golfers but want to have in a putting contest,” added Ching. “There is no cost associated with this contest, with putters available for use and prizes awarded during the dinner ceremony. Come out and have a good time with friends, practice your putting stroke and support the Imara mission in Kenya.”

For further information on golf tournament sponsorship levels and registration, along with ways to support this important effort in Kenya, go to

About Imara International
Imara International is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, based in the United States and working in Kenya. Imara a aims to Empower Kenya’s Future by providing education and life skills for Kenyan teenage mothers and early childhood education for their children, to break the cycle of poverty and create productive members of society. For more information, go to, or visit us on Facebook.

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