Halberg Disability Sports Foundation
The Eagles Golfing Society has partnered with the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation (formerly Halberg Trust) since 1969 when legendary American Olympic Champion, Jesse Owens was guest speaker at our annual 'Sportsman of the Year' Dinner. It took the vision of former Halberg Trustee and NZ Eagles President, the late Leo Hendrey, to arrange a charity golf day where the business leaders of the day paid to play in a tournament with Jesse Owens.
Eagles have contributed over $5 million to the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation through their regional Eagles Golf Days. These funds are allocated primarily to the Foundation's Activity Fund grants towards equipment, lessons and camps thereby giving physically disabled young people more active more often and linked with sporting and recreational opportunities within their communities.