The Objective / Aim of the Project:
The project is about raising fund to enable Ezekiel Riz Hafi (7 years old) to compete in the US Kids Golf European Championship 2016.
Ezekiel's Back Ground:
Ezekiel started to show interest in golf as soon as he learn how to walk. At 1.5 years old, he was already swinging toy clubs. By the age of 2.5 years old, I cut my old wood for him to hit. At the age of 3, I gave a real golf set for his birthday and there's no stopping from there on. Below are the links to some of his videos:
People told me he has natural talent. I don't really quite believe it at first, but after so many said the same, including Professionals, I started believing it. Now we need help to get him into the next level.
The Achievement So Far
At the age of 5, he played his 1st competition in the Under 7 Category. At 6 years of age, he was already a regular in local Junior Golf Circuit playing in the 8 Year Old category and getting 100% podium in all of them. The full details of his accomplishment so far can be obtained at this link
US Kids Golf European Championship 2016
How did we receive the priority invitation to the USKids Golf European Championship 2016? He competed in the Kids Golf World Championship Malaysia 2015 playing the under 7 category at the age of 6 Years Old. He finished 7th in that competition and was 2nd best 6 yo in the field (by only 1 shot). Based on that performance we receive priority invite to the USKids Golf European Championship 2016.
Ezekiel now practices 6 days a week, 2-3 hours a day on average and sometimes more.
My target is for him to finish in the Top 10, but his target is to WIN the competition. Let's see how much is he ahead or behind other internationals.
How Much Do We Need and How Shall We Spend It?
The Total cost needed to compete in Scotland would be almost RM 25k. But we are asking for RM 19k only. It does not matter what sport does the kid plays whether aquatics, athletics, football, badminton or golf, the amount needed to compete at international level would be almost the same.
Below are the direct and the indirect cost:
(rates are as at 15th January 2016)
**Based on Exchange Rate 1.00 Pound = RM 6.50; USD 1.00 = RM 4.50
** Air Travel rate based on skyscanner.com and changes over time.
** Accommodation rate based on Hotels.com
** Car Rental rate based on AVIS
Again, we are asking RM19k from the total Direct Cost.
Why do we Need the Help?
1.Ezekiel is so young and not under any squad or program. So he is not under any financial help.
2.At this level, Ezekiel's monthly training cost is around RM 1,366 per month. That's a lot. Below are the break down:
3.The above cost is not inclusive of at least 6 local tournaments that he will be entering throughout Malaysia in 2016.
4.Ezekiel has another sister making the grades too and the cost above does not include his sister's training cost.
5.Ezekiel need to start playing abroad if he is to challenge our international prodigies.
As father, sending Ezekiel to play abroad is out of my means at the moment. But I believe it is still possible with your help or suddenly if I get some "Durian Runtuh" (Financial luck!). So, please help this up and coming star get to the next level, by sending him to play in Scotland against the world's best.
Producing champion definitely requires financial stability, and we will really appreciate your support! Thank you!
A pitcher/pledger does not necessarily need a PayPal account to pitch or pledge. What he/she needs is a credit card (Mastercard/Visa) or a debit card.
However, if you are not comfortable doing an online pitch/pledge - you can transfer the money directly to the pitchIN account as follows:
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However, the person must send pitchIN the proof of transfer by attaching the receipt and your name to the email address: email@example.com with the Subject Heading: Ezekiel 2016