(The Golf tournament held on Friday, 27 October to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands was a great success, thanks to the support from the business community.
Executive Director of the mentoring organisation, Clifton Gayle, expressed his gratitude to the participating teams, sponsors and the many companies who donated prizes. ‘It is this kind of support which will make our organisation reach its goals and enable us to assist more children and families who need the services offered by our volunteers,’ he said.
Sponsorships and donations came from a wide variety of local businesses, ranging from the financial services sector, to air conditioning companies, gas stations, restaurants and hair salons, proving that the future of the children of the Cayman Islands is everyone’s business.
The ten participating teams from the Cayman Observer, Butterfield Bank, UBS, Campbell’s and Deloitte, Island Supply, PriceWaterhouseCoopers among others were able to enjoy a Friday afternoon of golf, while contributing much needed funds to the organisation.
Gayle was pleased with the positive reception: ‘We received a large number of inquiries and I believe that through this event, we will be able to attract more volunteers to the organisation.’
He particularly hopes to find volunteers for the school based mentoring program, which has shown to make a tremendous difference in the children’s lives, through only a small amount of time donated by the volunteer.
Paul Byles, a director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands paid tribute to the corporate sector. ‘It was a great day of golf for everyone but more importantly it was a tremendous display of corporate citizenship from some of the biggest names in Cayman’s business community’.
‘With this support we are another step closer to matching the kids with the mentors that they really need’ Byles continued.