Inaugural I Angel Nieto Foundation Tournament Huge Success

Posted on August 20, 2019

Words: Iain Thomson

More than 120 golfers from all over Europe descended on Golf Ibiza on Saturday August 17 for the inaugural I Angel Nieto Foundation Tournament. Between the participants in the tournament, the raffle and the charity auction, the organisers raised over €28,000, which Juan Antonio Martínez, promoter of the event and director of operations of the Chiringuito Blue Ibiza and José Antonio Cachón, president and owner of the group azuLine hotels presented to Pablo and Hugo Nieto, two sons of the popular 12+1 champion after the awards dinner at Chiringuito Blue, at the end of a hugely successful day.

Golf Ibiza was the epicentre of the daytime activities, with the 18-hole course set up magnificently for the tournament. Sponsors set up at various holes throughout the track, offering tastings of their respective products, in what was a unique experience for the course. Javier Bermejo was the winner of the first category, while Iñaki Valencia, achieved victory in the second. The best lady prize went to Leire Oteo, and Jaime Jaume took the prize for the best scratch result. Luna Schreck-Hever won the prize for the best junior player while David Álvarez was crowned the best professional.

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The action moved from the golf course to the spectacular setting of Chiringuito Blue for the awards dinner, presentation raffle and charity auction. During the charity auction, guests bid on Valentino Rossi’s helmets as well as objects from Angel Nieto and Marc Marquez. There were also a large selection of donations made by sporting celebrities such as Rafa Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio García, Jon Rahm, Real Madrid and even a motorcycle courtesy of Honda Ibiza. It was the perfect culmination of a very special day and event, with the I Angel Nieto Foundation the true winner as €28,000 will be donated to local families who have suffered the loss of family members due to traffic accidents, with some of the money being directed to help fight to prevent accidents.

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