HENRIK STENSON FOUNDATION
Emma and I have always appreciated our good fortune in being brought up in Sweden in a stable and caring family environment and as we have traveled the world we have become very conscious that there are others far less fortunate who have had to experience serious hardships whilst growing up.
Having our own children - Lisa (2007), Kalle (2010) and Alice (2014)- we feel very strongly that we want to enable other children to fulfil their dreams, ambitions and ultimately their potential in life. Thankfully we have seen the amazing things that can be accomplished with very little encouragement where a benefactor is involved. Hence we set up our Foundation with the support of Sarah Skonby and Philip Barker (see Henrik's Team).
It is our intention to donate some of my winnings from golf to the Foundation and through this donate to various causes that can help children, with a dream and an ambition to match, by providing the initial spark to start them on their mission in life.
In addition to all this the family has taken on their own charitable roles. Lisa already sponsors a child – an orphan growing up in less fortunate circumstances – and Emma is on the board of the Tour Players Foundation, the charity linked to the European Tour.
The Foundation has introduced two annual scholarships, Paragolfer of the Year, to encourage disabled golfers in their progress in golf and life in general.
In 2017 the first annual Henrik Stenson Paracamp took place, a training camp for paragolfers. This is a collaboration with the Swedish Golf Federation with support from the R&A. This camp was held the same week as Stenson Sunesson Junior Challenge.
On June 29-30 2021 the second Henrik Stenson Paragolf Challenge will take place at Bokskogen GK. This tournament is supported by R&A and the Swedish Golf Federation.
In August 2021 the Henrik Stenson Paragolf Camp will take place in seven different locations in Sweden. It is a camp for kids 7-15 years with no prior experience in golf. Thanks to the R&A and SGF we can let many new disabled children and their parents learn more about golf and it's possibilites.