HYANNIS PORT, Mass – Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that has worked to realize Robert F. Kennedy’s dream of a more just and peaceful world since 1968. The mission statement reads in part: “In partnership with local activists, we advocate for key human rights issues—championing change makers and pursuing strategic litigation at home and around the world. And to ensure change that lasts, we foster a social-good approach to business and investment and educate millions of students about human rights and social justice.”
On Friday October 14 the Hyannisport Club will host the organization’s 33rd annual golf tournament and fundraiser. This year’s tournament is made possible by Nike and many other corporate and individual supporters. The field always includes a number of special guests and celebrities from the world of sports, politics and entertainment.
Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, says this annual event is important because it raises funds that assist in meeting goals of the organization and everyone has alot of fun. Of course, since its always held in mid-October on Cape Cod, the weather is a factor.
The Hyannisport Club, established in 1897, is a spectacular Donald Ross-designed 18-hole property offering magnificent views of Nantucket Sound. The course is annually ranked among the top 100 private clubs in the U.S. by Golf Digest, Golfweek and other credible golf publications.
“As a decades-old tradition, the RFK tournament is an opportunity for our community of supporters to come together in a place near and dear to my family for a day of camaraderie on the links,” said Kennedy. “The consistent generosity of these donors and friends allows us to continue our work – building the more just, peaceful world my father envisioned. A world wherein everyone is afforded fundamental human rights.”
The tournament tees off at 11 a.m. and an individual entry fee starts at $5,000 per player. A 19th HOLE SPONSOR (AWARDS RECEPTION) is $30,000; WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR – $50,000 and CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSOR – $100,000. https://rfkhumanrights.org/events/33rd-annual-golf-tournament
Proceeds from the tournament will fund programs at RFK Human Rights to support the organization’s ongoing humanitarian work around the world.