Imara International golf tournament seeks sponsors, golfers

MAPLE GROVE, MN (June 10, 2012)— Golfers and enthusiasts have the opportunity to enjoy a day on the greens while supporting Imara International. Imara International is a U.S.-based organization working with Kenyan teenage mothers to provide education and life skills, along with early childhood education for their children, to break the cycle of poverty and create productive members of society.

The tournament is set for August 20 at Baker National golf course in Medina, Minn., with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. A dinner and awards program will follow the conclusion of tournament.

“This golf tournament is unique in the fact that it benefits others in Africa. Through the generous donations from our future sponsors and participants, we will reach many young mothers and children in Kenya,” said Carol Erickson, executive director. “All proceeds and sponsorships from the tournament will benefit Imara and our mission to enrich these young women’s lives.”

Through Erickson’s travels to Kenya and working with orphaned girls, she observed the plight of teenage mothers and their potential future. From this, she created Imara International with the goal of empowering these young girls and mothers to complete school and acquire skills in a safe, supportive, and faith-base community.

While Erickson establishes the Kenya program and training center, she continues to work closely with the Twin Cities-based board of directors and golf tournament committee members, in their efforts to establish sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming tournament.

Sponsorships range from $5,000 to $125 for golf participants.  Each sponsorship opportunity includes levels of recognition and involvement at the tournament. For further information, go to ImaraInternational.org.

About Imara International

Imara International is a non-profit organization, 501(c)3 status pending, based in the United States and working in Kenya, Africa. Imara International 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 http://www.ImaraInternational.org, or visit us on Facebook.