Spectators heading to Gullane for this year’s Scottish Open are being encouraged to help a small charity with a big vision.
Mindroom, which aims to ensure that every child and adult with learning difficulties in Scotland will receive the recognition and help they need by 2020, has been chosen as the event’s official charity.
“We are so grateful for this opportunity to highlight the needs of children and young people with learning difficulties and raise funds to enable Mindroom to help them get the best support possible,” said Sophie Dow, the charity’s founder.
The link-up has been welcomed by Marc Warren, who will be one of the leading Scottish contenders in the Aberdeen Asset Management-sponsored event on July 9-12.
“This is a tournament very close to my heart and it’s great that Mindroom should be appointed,” said the three-times European Tour winner.
“It is rewarding to know that we are able to raise valuable funds and also increase the awareness of Mindroom’s outstanding charitable work throughout Scotland thanks to a series of exciting fundraising initiatives during the event week.”
The championship’s charity Birdie Pledge, in which a set amount is pledged by the Tour Players’ Foundation and the title sponsor, Aberdeen Asset Management, continues this year during the four rounds of the championship.
Spectators can also support Mindroom by buying tickets in the Championship Grand Prize Draw.
A season ticket for the event can be purchased for £70 in advance of the tournament, a saving of £10 on admission at the gate. Adult day tickets are currently priced at £30, rising to £35 on the gate.
Concessions (60 and over) start at £50 for a season ticket and £20 for any one day tickets, if purchased in advance. Under-16s accompanied by an adult are admitted free of charge, and all car parking is also free. Entry to the Pro-Am on Wednesday is £12 in advance, and £15 on the day.