The Lions Club, event organizer, is the club services organization most important in the world. 

The municipality of Estepona will become headquarters of the first championship Golf & Lion Lions European Nation Cup, a charity golf competition organized by the Lions Clubs International Foundation in Marbella and Mijas, known as the Lions Club, the club services organization most important in the world.

This was announced by Deputy Culture and Sports, Juan Jesús Bernal, who was accompanied by the Mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, the director of Lions Club Mijas and Marbella during the years 2009-2011, Luis Calderon, and Volker Bernhardt, who works for the foundation.

Thus, between 23rd and March 30th, 2014, over 150 national and international golfers will take part in this tournament that is born from the foundation to raise funds to save the lives of children in countries will development, thanks to the collaboration with Gavi Alliance partnership, which will launch a program with the proceeds of vaccines for children against measles, as it is one of the leading causes of blindness.

Bernal stressed the importance of holding such events in the province, in addition to solidarity, direct impact on tourism, particularly in the course. Thus it reminded of the latest study data presented at the Golf Travel Market last November that revealed that 28.5% of European tourists who played golf across borders chose Spain.

Of these, 12.7% did so in the Costa del Sol, “so our territory accounts for nearly half of European golf tourists who choose our country to play,” he said.

Bernhardt has indicated that the Lions European Golf & Lion Nation Cup will be held in five golf courses on the Costa del Sol: Atalaya Old, Finca Cortesin Golf Resort, Marbella Club Resort, San Roque and Alcaidesa Links. It includes an individual competition in three categories and a competition consisting of two players from each participating country teams.

On the other hand, Garcia Urbano thanked the cooperation of the supramunicipal body in driving this initiative and announced that both players and their companions staying in the Hotel Elba, will participate in a program of activities to enjoy the excellence of the town and surrounding area, including monuments, museums and gastronomy, among others.

Calderon has stressed the idea of ​​publicizing internationally the province of Malaga with the conclusion of the tournament. “The Lions Club is helping their community, and what better way to promote it, which will generate new jobs”, was completed.

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