In its continued pursuit to uplift communities across Botswana, the Nation’s largest insurance operation, the BIHL Group has been named as the Diamond sponsor of this week’s Orapa Diamond Golf Challenge (ODGC). The ODGC is an annual golfing event first introduced in 2018, and has been sponsored by the BIHL Group and Subsidiaries – Botswana Life, Bifm and Legal Guard – to the tune of P301,00.00.

The BIHL Group’s Head of Business Development & Stakeholder Management, Mr. Thomas Masifhi said, “As the BIHL Group, it brings us great pride to serve as the Diamond Sponsor of the Orapa Diamond Golf Challenge this year. We are passionate about our people and enriching the communities in which they exist. More importantly, we are passionate about taking part in initiatives that stand to make a real difference and a lasting impact and I believe the Orapa Diamond Golf Challenge is an entirely relevant platform to do so. We are proud to leverage our Strength in Numbers as the BIHL Group, Botswana Life, Bifm and Legal Guard to play our role in the community, thus contributing to engineering greater legacies for our Nation and her people.”

The ODGC is a 3-day golf and lifestyle event which will take place at the Orapa Golf Club from the 24th to the 26th of May 2019. In excess of 120 players from all over the country are expected to participate, with proceeds of the tournament set to go towards one of the communities within which the Debswana Diamond Company has a presence, thus serving a strong socio-economic purpose. This initiative is also in alignment with the BIHL Group’s dedication to positively impact and make a true difference to communities in need, through the philanthropic component as well as the support for local sporting codes such as golf. Last but not least, it offers a sound-networking environment for businesses in the area, as well as those with a more National footprint, to engage with each other.

The ODGC is a Pro-Am event that is anticipated to feature Botswana's best golf professionals and top ranking amateurs. The format of play will be strokeplay for professionals and championship division, whilst all other divisions will play the stableford format.