Red Cross teed up for $40k

The 13th Annual Charitable Golf
Tournament to benefit the Cayman Islands Red Cross held exceeded all previous
records, raising CI$41,120 through entry fees, hole sponsors, a putting contest
and raffle items. All funds generated directly benefit the local services
provided by the Cayman Islands Red Cross.

“RBC has been the named key sponsor
of this event since its inception in 1998 and each year, with the help of
hardworking employees and volunteers, we manage to find new ways to make a more
meaningful difference for the Red Cross,” said Jason Waters, vice-president and
country head of RBC in the Cayman Islands. “Our partnership with the Red Cross
is important to RBC because it combines two of RBC’s corporate priorities:
giving back to the community and supporting activities and causes that are
important to our clients and staff.”

A total of 43 teams with 172
golfers participated last Friday in the event that featured a four-man scramble
format with a shotgun start. The tournament was officially opened by the
Premier McKeeva Bush. He was delighted with the large turnout and thanked the
various corporations for supporting the tournament. “The Government appreciates
the work of all non-profit organizations such as the Red Cross and recognizes
their invaluable contributions within the Cayman Islands.” He also encouraged
the Red Cross to carry on the good work and assured the Government’s continuous
support.

A total of 53 hole sponsors contributed
to the tournament’s success:  11 at the
Platinum level, six at the Gold level and 36 at the Silver level. This year, extra
events added to the fun. A putting contest anchored by RBC raised $800, the
Aetna Table raised $752, and an official Luke Donald PGA Golf Bag that was
donated by RBC Wealth Management generated $1280 through the sale of raffle
tickets.

Also, this year featured exciting
hole in one prizes, a BMW donated by G.T. Automotive, a Jeep Wrangler donated
by Car City and a Silver Real coin donated by 24K-Mon Jewelers.

Donuts and coffee were provided
courtesy of Dunkin Donuts. Foster’s Food Fair once again donated food for the
barbeque dinner following the tournament, which was catered by Mise en Place.
Beverages for the event were donated by Gatorade and Le Blue, Big Daddy’s and
CayBrew.

“We sincerely want to thank all of
our golfers, sponsors and volunteers,” said Jondo Obi, Cayman Islands Red Cross
branch director. “We could not succeed without the combined efforts of all
involved and the money raised will directly and immediately benefit our local
programmes and activities.”

“Congratulations to all the winners
and participants,” said Peter Milburn, Past Chairman and Golf Tournament
Coordinator. “A great time was had by all, and we are so pleased with the
outstanding results.”

* Donations to the Red Cross can 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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