International Golf Federation supports #TargetEbola
15 | 12 | 2014
The International Golf Federation (IGF) has joined a growing list of high profile sporting bodies supporting the WOA’s #TargetEbolacampaign. The world governing body for golf has backed the initiative which was launched in October to help raise awareness and funds to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa.
The IGF joins World Rugby, UIPM, SportAccord, the sports business networking platform, iSportConnect, and a host of Olympic and sporting heroes who are also backing the campaign.
IGF President and Chief Executive of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, Peter Dawson, said:
“The IGF is proud to support the WOA’s #TargetEbola campaign. Our sport will return to the Olympic fold at Rio in 2016 and we are proud to stand by our Olympian brothers and sisters as the fight against this terrible disease continues. We encourage others in the sporting world to get involved by donating at targetebola.org/donate and by promoting the campaign in any way possible.”
IGF Executive Director, Antony Scanlon, said:
“We will be asking our members to join in the #TargetEbola campaign by promoting #TargetEbola through their social media and asking their fans and followers to donate at targetebola.org/donate.”
#TargetEbola was launched in October following a plea to the WOA from two-time Sierra Leone Olympian Francis Dove Edwin who is also a member of Presidential task force to fight the spread of the virus in his home country. Since then the WOA has teamed up with international aid organisation Oxfam and US humanitarian NGO Medisend International to deliver much needed supplies to West Africa.
The WOA is appealing to the rest of its 100,000 strong Olympian community and the wider sporting family around the world to get involved and promote #TargetEbola, the donation link, www.targetebola.org/donate, and the SMS details, Text TARGET to 70066 [UK only], by posting selfies via social media.
The #TargetEbola selfie kit can be downloaded here: www.targetebola.org/selfie. Olympians and the general public are encouraged to print off the kit and pose for a selfie.
Alternatively anyone can write #TargetEbola, www.targetebola.org/donate and the SMS number on a piece of paper and take a selfie with it.
International Federations can find out more about how they can make a difference by visiting the dedicated resources page on the #TargetEbola website. Go to targetebola.org/resources to discover what your organisation can do to get behind this important campaign.