This year’s RE/MAX Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic raised $7,000 to benefit the NCVO Pines Retirement Home, Cayman Hospice Care and the David Wade Foster Foundation. The contributions were raised by sponsorship, participation and by innovative activities by sponsors at different holes on the day.
‘A great effort has been made by all who organised and participated in the Golf Classic this year to make it a successful event. I would especially like to thank those sponsors who went above and beyond to make their holes fun for all involved and who collected donations for various charities,’ said Mr. Wil Pineau, CEO Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. James Bovell, Owner/Broker of RE/MAX Cayman Islands was extremely pleased with the outcome of the event.
By all accounts both players and sponsors had an excellent day. Many of RE/MAX’s Associates were out on the course with Michael Joseph, Kass Coleman and Neil Williams ‘looking into the future’ while Kerri Kanuga, Amanda Brookman and Tamara Siemens offered a ‘Chip & Shot’ competition which involved chipping ducks into a paddling pool which raised over CI$ 1,000 for the Humane Society. Other sponsors like Dart – Camana Bay also had a chipping contest for gifts and Bright Staff offered refreshments to players. LOM, winner of the ‘Most Fun Hole Award’, raised another CI$750 which the company then matched and two generous associates at LOM rounded the final donation up to $2000. The two ‘Hole in One’ sponsors GT Automotive and Cayman Automotive were well received with some very close shots but no winners.
‘Thanks to the great efforts by the Chamber of Commerce and support staff of RE/MAX Cayman Islands we were able to encourage 152 players out on the Britannia course for two separate shot gun starts which worked well,’ said Mr. Bovell. ‘I would also like to extend a special thank you to Britannia for all their support on the golf course and in the club house. We look forward to next year’s tournament which again will be in a relaxed and social environment for players, companies and sponsors to spend time with clients, service providers and/or business partners while supporting the Chamber of Commerce and various charities. A true win win.’
The major sponsors included Dart Cayman Islands, Baptist Health International Center of Miami and Campbells Attorneys-at-Law all for the second year in a row with LOM coming on board as a major sponsor for the first time. Other sponsors included Cayman Automotive, GT Automotive, Cayman National, Butterfield Bank, DMS Broadcasting, Bright Staff, UBS, Quin and Hampson, Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital, Fidelity Group, the Real Estate Book and Jacques Scott.
The next RE/MAX Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic promises to be a bigger, better and more entertaining affair with standards set high this year. If you would like to get involved with the Golf Classic or any Chamber event, please contact the Chamber Office on 949 8090. For more information please visit the Chamber of Commerce website www.caymanchamber.ky.