Sun International is one of the founding members of the Sports Trust, and recognised that the need for sport development was necessary for the advancement of sport in South Africa. Since 1981, they have been the organisers and hosts of Africa’s Major Golf event, known as the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City Resort.
In association with Nedbank, the Sports Trust Golf Challenge was started in 1999, which provided an opportunity for business leaders to come together and participate in this annual fundraising event. To date in excess of R22 million has been raised for sport and golf development. The beneficiaries include: SAGDB (South African Golf Development Board) and SADGA (South African Disabled Golf Association). These funds have made golf more accessible to the youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, and provided equipment and kit to them, helping them to achieve success in this sport.