Saga's cash boost for hunter scholarship

Friday 16 February 2007

Saga's cash boost for hunter scholarship

  • SAGA Insurance has donated £5,600 to the Paul Hunter Scholarship following the SAGA Insurance Masters.

As announced before the tournament at Wembley Arena, every break of 50 or over was known as a Saga Break, as Saga provides services for people aged 50 and over. The sponsor donated 50 for every Saga Break to the scholarship scheme.

World Snooker will use the donation to raise the quality of training as part of this initiative which was set up as a tribute to three-times Masters champion Hunter, who died last October.

Andrew Strong, Chief Operating Officer of Saga, said: "We were delighted to see the players 'thinking 50'. There were 112 Saga Breaks during the tournament and we are proud to announce that Saga, as a result, will be donating £5,600 to the Paul Hunter Scholarship.

"We hope the scholarship will help nurture some outstanding up and coming talent in the UK and we hope, one day, to see a graduate of the scholarship competing in the Masters."

Ronnie O'Sullivan was the tournament's top 'Saga-breaker', compiling 24 breaks of 50 or over on his way to winning his third Masters title.

Ding Junhui notched up the second highest number of 'Saga breaks' during the tournament with a grand total of 21.


Note to editor: SAGA Insurance is part of the Saga Group, which is the UK's leading provider of products and services specifically designed for people aged 50 and over. With over 2 million customers Saga provides insurance, financial services and holidays and publishes the award winning Saga Magazine

For further press information please contact the Saga Press Office on: 01303 771529.

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