After winning the European Cup with Saracens for a second consecutive year, rugby union player Schalk Brits will aim to complete a brilliant season with a Costa Smeralda Invitational victory. The South Africa international will join football legends Michael Ballack, Roberto Di Matteo and Gianfranco Zola as he takes his place at this year’s star-studded event between the 16 and 18th of June in Sardinia, Italy.
Brits has also been capped for South Africa in 10 occasions and in the 2009/2010 season was voted Players’ Player of the year, an award who is adjudged to have been the best of in English rugby.
He will play in the Celebrity golf tournament at Costa Smeralda Invitational, which takes place at Pevero Golf Club, will see big names from the world of sports and entertainment coming together to raise money for 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.
This year all the CSI golfers will be tested by the world’s greatest-ever female golfer Annika Sorenstam as they get a chance to ‘Beat the Pro’ at the stunning Pevero Golf Club. And for the first time at CSI, former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash will host an exclusive tennis clinic and present a doubles tournament at the Cervo Tennis Club in the picturesque resort of Porto Cervo.
After the sporting events, all golfing 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 2017 charity, The Global Gift Foundation.