Costa Smeralda Invitational is delighted to announce that German football legend Michael Ballack will compete in the Costa Smeralda Invitational 2017 between the 16 and 18th of June in Sardinia, Italy. CSI will see big names from the world of sports and entertainment coming together to raise money for The Global Gift Foundation.
Ballack, considered one of the greatest European football players of all time, will take his love for golf over to the beautiful island of Sardinia, where he will be met by two other former Chelsea greats Gianfranco Zola and Roberto Di Matteo.
Michael Ballack was voted UEFA Midfielder of the year in 2002 after winning the German League and Cup with Bayern Munich and leading Germany to the World Cup Final. He is among the top goal scorers in the history of the German national team and won the German Footballer of the Year three times (2002, 2003 and 2005).
This year all the CSI golfers will be challenged by the world’s greatest-ever female golfer Annika Sorenstam at the stunning Pevero Golf Club. For the first time at Costa Smeralda, former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash will host an exclusive tennis clinic at the Cervo Tennis Club in the exclusive resort of Porto Cervo.
After a day filled with sporting activities, all CSI guests and their partners will enjoy a fabulous Gala Dinner held at the magnificent Hotel Cala di Volpe. The evening will end with a charity auction to raise funds for the official Costa Smeralda Invitational charity, The Global Gift Foundation.
Last year’s Costa Smeralda – hosted by Darren Clarke – raised vital funds for the Road to Awareness campaign in aid of UNICEF. This year the Costa Smeralda Invitational is proud to support The Global Gift Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to create a positive impact on the lives of children, women and families who are in need.