Since 2010 the Seve Ballesteros Foundation Pro-am takes place annually at Foxhills, England. Brendan Reynolds, a long time friend of Seve, organises this event with the PGA South. The Pro-am in aid of Seve’s Foundation has raised over £250,000, and these funds are destined to brain cancer research and to provide opportunities to youngsters through golf.

Carmen Ballesteros and the commemorative plaque of the first Pro-Am held at Foxhills

The Seve Ballesteros Foundation collaborates with the Foxhills Foundation by encouraging younger generations to know about Seve, his golf training and his tournament wins.

A Seve Ballesteros polo shirt and an instructional book written by Seve called “Trouble Shooting” was given to each of the 14 boys and girls who receive golf classes at the Foxhills Foundation.

Foxhills Foundation

The Desafio is a series of charity golf events staged by the Seve Ballesteros Foundation, with the funds raised being allocated to brain tumour research, as well as to help young golf players. The I Edition of the Desafio took place in April 2011 and over 12,000 players of all ages participated in 140 golf courses across Spain. Thanks to the funds raised at the I Desafio, on November 14th, 2011 the Foundation reached an agreement with the National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) by which the Fundacion Seve Ballesteros Laboratory-CNIO was created to focuson research on tumours of the central nervous system.

The VII Edition will take place in 2021 and will include 25 tournaments. The qualifiers to play the Final will enjoy a weekend in Santander, with a visit to Seve’s trophy room. The Final winners’ prize will be two invitations to the 2022 Open Championship, gifted by The R&A.

Since the 2015 edition, the Seve Ballesteros Foundation has the support of Mercedes-Benz and Hugo Boss.