Many brands talk about helping people but very refreshing to hear that Srixon and Prostate Cancer have worked closely together in 2017 to raise an impressive £42,999.
The sizeable donation comes on the back of another successful year for the brand in the UK, as demand for its 5th generation, Z-STAR / Z-STAR XVgolf ball continues to grow.
Brand ambassador, Graeme McDowell joined Srixon Europe’s Tour Manager, Iain Steele to pose for the cameras with a cheque showcasing the impressive final donation during a recent European Tour event.
The Ryder Cup star and former U.S. Open champion personally played a key part in the multi-platform promotional campaign that spiked media exposure and drove sales.
The ground-breaking partnership saw Srixon donate £1.50 for every dozen Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV golf balls sold at trade to Prostate Cancer UK, helping to raise funds as well as awareness of the life-threatening male-specific disease.
To enhance awareness of the campaign and give its loyal customers more value, Srixon introduced a limited edition 15-ball, ‘Z-STAR/ Z-STAR XV Bonus Pack’.
This included an additional free sleeve of the new Z-STAR / Z-STAR XV, decorated with the iconic Prostate Cancer UK logo.
Commenting on behalf of Srixon Sports Europe, the company’s UK & Ireland President, Leslie Hepsworth said
“2017 has been a fantastic year for the Srixon brand in the UK market and we are really proud that we have been able to raise such a significant amount of money, that we know will be put to great use in fighting such a devastating disease.”
“The partnership delivered on all levels and provided the perfect complement to the launch of the latest iteration of Srixon’sperformance-packed Z-STAR / Z-STAR XV golf ball,” he added.
IMPORTANT FACT – One man dies every hour from prostate cancer!
This a stark statistic, given that the average length of a round of golf is five hours. The charity’s aim is simple: to stop men from dying from prostate cancer. This will be done by shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support.
For further information on Srixon and Prostate Cancer and the Z-STAR and all of the brand’s products visit www.srixon.co.uk
By Ian Mullins