Sport - Golf
Danny van Otterdijk and Chris May with the cheque donation in front of the DP World Second Life Container Image Credit: Supplied

After a successful 2022, DP World’s Second Life Container is making its return on the DP World Tour this year.

To celebrate the relaunch of the golf ball initiative in 2023, Dubai Golf has kindly donated 3,000 golf balls to the Second Life Container to support DP World’s grassroots initiative which aims to grow golf globally, drive positive community impact and make the sport more accessible.

In 2022, DP World leveraged its logistics and supply chain expertise to transport the Container 24,487 kilometres around the world on the DP World Tour, collecting a staggering total of 130,024 golf balls. DP World is now on a mission to collect even more in 2023.

These balls will go to worthy grassroots golf projects around the world. DP World is focusing on three key areas of growth for the sport – golf for the disabled, junior golf and women’s golf – hoping to inspire and encourage more people to take up the sport.

Daniel van Otterdijk, Chief Communications Officer at DP World, said, I’m pleased our Second Life Container initiative is back for the 2023 DP World Tour season. Last year was a huge success, with over 130,000 golf balls collected, it’s great for DP World to play a part in growing the game of golf globally and making the sport more accessible. Thanks to Chris May and the whole Dubai Golf team for their generous donation, the balls are going to an extremely worthy cause.’

Chris May, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Golf, added, ‘The DP World Second Life Container was a remarkable success in 2022. So, we wanted to help DP World with its collection in 2023, by donating 3,000 used golf balls to the initiative to get this season’s collection off to a great start. It’s great to see that DP World is trying to grow the game of golf not just in the UAE, but globally too.”

This season the DP World Container has experienced an upgrade. Donation holes have been added to the 20-foot container to make the process of donating golf balls simple for fans attending DP World Tour tournaments.