RBC tee up Donald’s bag

A popular annual charity golf tournament has
added another coveted prize to the already long list that readers can strive
for.

RBC Wealth Management is donating
an official Professional Golf Association tour bag, autographed by PGA Champion
Luke Donald, to the Cayman Islands Red Cross, which will be raffled off at the
13th Annual Charitable Golf Tournament on Friday.

Raffle tickets are available for
$25 per ticket and can be purchased at the RBC Royal Bank Main Branch or at the
Red Cross until Thursday 2 September at 4pm. Tickets will also be available for
sale at the tournament on 3 September.

“We are pleased to bring this
unique fundraising opportunity to the Red Cross,” said Deanna Bidwell, RBC
Wealth Management Managing Director. “RBC is a proud sponsor of golf events
around the world, including high-profile relationships with golfers on the PGA
Tour. We were fortunate to obtain this valuable prize and now challenge the
community to participate in helping us raise additional funds for our local Red
Cross.”

As one of the top European golfers,
Donald continues to move up the world rankings. He turned professional in 2001
and by early 2005 he was in the top 20 of the world rankings and his win at the
2006 Honda Classic moved him into the top 10 for the first time.

In January 2007, he reached a
career-high ranking of seventh in the world and was briefly the highest-ranked
European golfer. In 2010, he won the Madrid Masters, came second at both the
BMW Championship and the Northern Trust Open and placed in the top 10 at the
Verizon Heritage, Transitions Championship and the World Golf Championships.

All proceeds generated by the sale
of raffle tickets will go directly to the Cayman Islands Red Cross. “This is
one more way we are able to support the activities and causes that matter most
to our clients,” said Jason Waters, vice-president and country head of RBC in
the Cayman Islands.

The winner of the Luke Donald golf
bag raffle prize will be announced at the awards ceremony following the
tournament. The event tomorrow is at the North Sound Club with tee-off times at
8am and 1pm. It features a four-man scramble format with a shotgun start.

Direct donations to the Red Cross
can also be made by going to the organisation’s website at www.redcross.org.ky.  Cheques should be made payable to the Cayman
Islands Red Cross.

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