MARKING the first anniversary since Seve Ballesteros lost his battle with brain cancer, celebrities from the world of sport and entertainment have united to launch the first ever ‘Seve Day’ – a European-wide golf tournament set up by YourGolfTravel.com, in partnership with the Seve Ballesteros Foundation and Cancer Research UK.
Celebrities including pro golfer Justin Rose, Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans, former footballer and England manager Kevin Keegan, and Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp, have all committed to support Seve Day which starts on July 1 2012 – paying tribute to Seve’s first Major title at The Open in 1979.
Seve Day hopes to attract thousands of participants and raise significant funds for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation which, in partnership with Cancer Research UK, funds vital research into brain cancer.
Rose said: “Seve has been a hero to me all my life. Seve’s style of play continues to inspire me, and golfers all over the world, but there will never be another Seve.
“Seve Day in aid of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation gives golfers everywhere the chance to ‘play like Seve’ in his memory, while raising vital funds for brain cancer. I’ll be playing in Seve Day and I encourage golfers everywhere to show their support and play too.”