Swing for the Kids to auction one-and-only items for charity

13:04 | 06/04/2018
Swing for the Kids, the annual charity golf tournament hosted by VIR and sponsors since 2007, will hold a special online charity auction fundraising event from April 1 to 21 on VIR’s websites, including baodautu.vn, vir.com.vn, and Tinnhanhchungkhoan.vn.

Specifically, as part of Swing for the Kids 2018, the items to be auctioned during the course of the online fundraising event include:

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Swing for the Kids will auction a Newcastle United worn and signed jersey

A Newcastle United worn jersey from the 2008-2009 season signed by the players and the team coaches

In 2011, an anonymous benefactor bid $2,185 for the Newcastle United jesrsey and regifted it to the Swing for the Kids’ organising committee in 2017 so that it could find a new owner.

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Swing for the Kids will auction a Heineken ball signed by legendary Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf

A Heineken ball signed by Clarence Seedorf

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Swing for the Kids will auction another ball signed by football legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes

A ball signed by Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes

Currently, Ryan Giggs is the most decorated player in football history with 13 Premier League gold medals. He holds the key position as Football Director, accompanied by two-time winner of the Champions League Paul Scholes as technical advisor, in the Promotion Fund for Vietnamese Football Talents FC (PVF) under the management of Vingroup.

The starting price of the three auction items is VND50 million ($2,185).

Since 2007 and after 11 tournaments, Swing for the Kids has mobilised over VND14 billion ($611,800), handed over 14,000 scholarships to underprivileged students as well as constructed and equipped learning institutions in 40 cities and provinces across Vietnam.

The charity golf tournament was initially designed as a fundraising event for struggling children and young adults who strive for a better life by excelling in education, especially minority children and indigenous youngsters living in remote areas.

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