Catholic’s scramble is teed up for funds

Friday offers a chance to hit the
links for a good cause.

That is because the first-ever St. Ignatius Golf Scramble tees off at the North Sound
Golf Club with a 1pm shotgun start.

The action, aimed at adults, will
feature some 80 players split up into teams of four people.

All proceeds from the vent will
benefit a plethora of programs at the St. Ignatius
Catholic church and school. Tournament organizer and Catholic staff member Jeremy
Rice gave some details on those initiatives.

“The purpose of the event is a
“fun-raiser” with all proceeds to be split between the church and school. 
The church will be using the proceeds to upgrade the parking facilities at
Christ the Redeemer, West
Bay, as well as towards
our Stella Maris Church (Cayman Brac) building fund. 

“The school will use the proceeds
to develop ongoing programmes and facilities, such as our arts, music and

Of course giving to charity is not
the only motivator for the event. A number of prizes will be on offer including
a car, supplied by GT Automotive, for a golfer who scores a hole-in-one on a
selected par three. 

Other prizes can also be won
through competitions such as closest to the pin, longest drive, putting and
best dressed golfer.

Other corporate sponsors for this
event include Eric Cronier Ltd, ScotiaBank, Jen International Insurance, Grant
Thornton, Chrissie
Tomlinson Hospital
and Reflections.

Friday’s event is the first major
golf tournament since the Yellow Pages Open last month. With the sport eager to
keep local interest high, Rice states the goal is simply to give residents some
positive time on the links.

“We chose Friday for the tournament
as March is a time of year when the weather is still normally very nice. We
also chose that date as there were no other golf tournaments immediately before
or after that time.

“This is the first time the school
and the church are doing something like this so we are hoping it will go well. We
hope church members and families from the school will volunteer their time to
make the event a success.

“We hope that it is
well received by the golfing community and that we can make it an annual event
on Cayman’s golfing calendar.”