Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019
La Manga Club’s new owners have made an impressive start to their tenure of Spain’s flagship resort after helping the acclaimed sports and leisure destination raise more than €20,000 for under-privileged children in South America.
Leading figures from Hesperia Investment Group’s management team joined a host of VIPs, top sports stars and resort residents at the climax to the venue’s annual Alda Foundation Charity Week, which raised a total of €20,250 to help educate poor youngsters in Paraguay.
The finale to this year’s fundraising week saw the new owners take their place in an audience of around 200 people – including the likes of ex-world number nine tennis ace Nicolas Almagro, the resort’s new tennis academy director, and the Mayor of Cartagena – for a disco-themed summer party at La Manga Club’s five-star Hotel Principe Felipe.
Featuring live music and entertainment, cocktails, sumptuous buffet, a charity auction and open bar, the event provided a memorable conclusion to a packed week of charity activities that began with a fun tennis tournament for all the family at the resort’s 28-court tennis centre.
Budding football stars of the future between the ages of 7 and 16 had the chance to show off the full array of their skills the following day at the Alda Football Tournament (costs €35 per child) before the action switched to La Manga Club’s famous fairways on Wednesday, July 31 for a charity golf competition on its award-winning South Course – venue for five Spanish Opens.
Widely regarded as Spain’s flagship resort, La Manga Club has won numerous leading accolades in recent years, including being named as ‘Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Villas’ for the third year in a row this year’s World Travel Awards.
Also the official overseas training base of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), La Manga Club’s unrivalled facilities include three 18-hole golf courses, a 28-court tennis centre, a recently-opened European Cricket Performance Centre and a 2,000sqm Wellness Centre. The resort is host to Spain’s only official Chelsea FC Foundation Soccer School while, in addition, it features the choice of a five-star hotel, four-star serviced apartments and townhouses and more than 15 bars and restaurants.