WSI Launches Worldwide Golf Tournament in Aid of Children

-Internet Consultants in 87 Countries Support ‘Make Child Poverty History’ Initiative.

Toronto, Canada, June 07, 2008 --( WSI is teeing off a charity golf tournament supporting ‘Make Child Poverty History’ (MCPH), a global initiative to provide needy children with the basic necessities of life. On June 20th, 2008, several hundred WSI Internet Consultants spread across 87 countries will take to the greens and make their worthy contributions to help eradicate child poverty. The WSI network of Consultants will participate sequentially (based on time zones) in the golf tournament taking place in New Zealand, Australia (Sydney and Melbourne), the Middle East, South Africa, Europe, UK, South America, Canada and the US. The tournament will conclude in California.

A founding member of the Make Child Poverty History initiative, WSI in the last 4 years has helped sponsor hundreds of children around the world through the international charity organization, World Vision. Ron McArthur, president, WSI says, “The WSI family acts as a catalyst and endeavors to support the Make Child Poverty History program in many different ways. From corporate and individual child sponsorships to fund-raising events and donation drives, over 1500 WSI Internet Consultants around the world help to accomplish the MCPH goal – provide food, water, health care, and education to children in need. This worldwide tournament will be another unique platform for helping hands to come together through a sporting event and make a difference in the lives of children.”

Doug Schust, an international WSI Consultant and Linda Dinelle, co-organizer for the WSI Worldwide Golf Tournament explain that the idea evolved from a MCPH charity golf game that took place at the company’s annual Excellence and Innovation global convention in Orlando, Florida last September. “It gave momentum to the MCPH movement as many more WSI Consultants sat up and took notice of the opportunity to make a difference, giving something back to their community. With the backing and support of WSI headquarters, we decided to leverage this growing desire to help by involving the entire WSI network in a global event.”

Registration for the tournament is underway now and can be done online via a dedicated website Starting off on the morning of June 20th, it will ensure that all participants are teeing off on the same day, around the world. Marinela Gheorghe, program coordinator, MCPH says, “This tournament is one of the biggest global events under the Make Child Poverty History banner. As one participant told us, she doesn’t really care if her golf ball is still sitting on the green after she swings; as long as her participation will help a child see a brighter future, she considers it a hole-in-one! We know we can make a difference to the lives of so many children living in poverty around the world – one child, one village at a time. ”

WSI Internet Consulting & Education
Valerie Brown-Dufour