Brookfield Properties has partnered with EnAble India to host #ThePurpleCup, a charity golf tournament exclusively designed to raise awareness about disability inclusion and to support India’s Blind Golf Movement. Organized by EnAble India, an NGO that works towards disability inclusion, the philanthropic event took place at The Karnataka Golf Association (KGA), Bengaluru on Thursday, October 21, 2021.
The tournament commenced at 6 am and was played in the modified Stableford format with a shotgun start. Ace golfer Shubhankar Sharma was seen teeing off against senior business leaders from various organizations at the event. A Golf clinic is also being conducted for visually impaired individuals to practice their game under professional supervision. The clinic aims to train and select visually impaired golf enthusiasts who could potentially represent the Indian Blind Golf team.
‘The Purple Haze’, a post-event sundowner and prize distribution ceremony held in the evening, followed by a cocktail dinner and networking among the participants.
Speaking at the event, Shantanu Chakraborty, Senior Executive Vice President, Brookfield Properties said “At Brookfield Properties, accessibility, diversity and inclusion are key values that drive everything we do. We have pledged ourselves as members of ‘Valuable 500’ and our campuses are universally accessible. Our partnership with ‘The Purple Cup’ and the Indian Blind Golf movement is in line with our commitment to inclusion for persons with disabilities.”
Dipesh Sutaria, CEO and Co-founder, EnAble India said “I have a dream to see at least one golfer with vision impairment represent India in an international golf tournament. Why Purple Cup? In recent years, the color purple has been increasingly associated with disability around the world. It seemed right to launch “The Purple Cup” – a tournament played by golfers supporting disability inclusion at Karnataka Golf Association. This also gives an opportunity to host a Golf Clinic for aspiring players and enthusiasts with vision impairment to get ready to tee off India Blind Golf.”