Mayakoba Resort, the luxury destination in the Mayan Riviera that offers an oasis of serenity and harmony with natural landscapes, celebrated last Saturday, September 30th the second edition of the Mayakoba Cup.

With the participation of more than 87 amateur golfers from the area, the second edition of this tournament was held at the “El Camaleón” golf course, home of the first PGA TOUR in Mexico. The tournament was held with the purpose of raising funds to support children with cancer, in addition to spending a great time among friends.

Thanks to Mayakoba’s great commitment; OHL Desarrollos, El Camaleón, Koba, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Fairmont Heritage Place, Social Action Committee and Golf Digest México, Banorte and the participating players, managed to raise $574,000 pesos for Casa de la Amistad, which will be delivered to the Chetumal Hospital where 60 children with cancer originating from Quintana Roo are currently being treated.

Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death due to illness in Mexico, and for that reason, for 27 years, Casa de la Amistad focuses on all its actions in raising the survival rate of Mexican children and young people with this disease. In addition, Casa de la Amistad is the only institution in Mexico that offers comprehensive support, at no cost, to the least fortunate population from 0 to 21 years.

Through four lines of action, Casa de la Amistad fulfills its objectives:

1) Timely diagnosis
2) Early care
3) Appropriate treatment
4) Fidelity to treatment

From its creation until the month of September, Casa de la Amistad has aided more than 9,320 children and youngsters of whom, currently 957 are in treatment and 3,246 in surveillance.

The renowned tv presenter Inés Sainz, supported this cause and leaded the awards ceremony. The winners were:

1st Place
Alberto Garza Anaya
Guillermo Mendoza Harrison

2nd Place
Ricardo Carrillo
Eduardo Buxade

3rd. Place
Skip Astrove
Ernesto Riquelme

With participants from Mexico, the United States and Spain the second edition of the Mayakoba Cup proved to be an exclusive and unique event, achieving an exceptional success! See you next year on the course!