GamesAid Golf & Spa day returns

James Batchelor
GamesAid Golf & Spa day returns

The UK games industry’s big summer charity event is back.

This year’s GamesAid Golf & Spa Day will take place on June 30th, once again held at The Grove, Watford.

The day will kick of with 18 holes of golf, followed by a three-course dinner and awards presentation for the industry’s best golfers.

Non-golfing attendees will be able to make use of The Grove’s Sequoia Spa indoor pool and fitness facilities.

The 2011 iteration of the annual event is being organised by THQ’s Richard Stickler and Nintendo’s Louise Powell, with support from Gem’s Keeley Munden and Gem Creative’s Karl Kisala.

Last year, GamesAid raised over £50,000 from the Golf & Spa Day – the largest amount the charity has achieved from a single event – and Stickler believes this year will trump that.

“Things will get bigger and better in 2011 by going back to basics,” he said. “Last year we tried to be too creative with a comedian and an auction, which meant proceedings went on far too long.

“In 2011, we have cut proceedings back to 20 minutes at the start of the awards dinner giving people more time to relax, network and just enjoy the evening.

“But let’s not forget that this event cannot happen without the support of the industry. Every year we have an aggressive fundraising target to beat and this year is no exception.”

MCV has signed on as the event’s exclusive trade sponsor.

Tickets for golf and dinner are £360 per person, while spa and dinner are £275 per person. Prices for groups of four range from £1,000 for the spa to £1,250 for the golf.

The drinks reception, awards presentation and dinner costs £165 per person. Rooms at The Grove Hotel will also be available at reduced rates.

For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities or to book tickets, contact Richard.Stickler@thq.com or Louise.Powell@nintendo.co.uk.

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