RBC sponsors ‘September to Remember’ for Cayman Islands Red Cross anniversary

The Royal Bank of Canada and RBD Wealth Management have announced their collaboration with the Cayman Islands Red Cross to sponsor two notable fundraising events for the benefit of the CIRC in September.

Billed as “A September to Remember” there will be two prestigious events: the RBC/CIRC Charitable Golf Tournament to be held on 2-3 September and the Red, Gold & Soul Dinner/Dance on 10 September to celebrate the CIRC’s 50th anniversary.

“We are pleased to have the privilege of partnering with the Red Cross as the headline sponsor of their annual golf tournament, plus celebrate the organisation’s milestone anniversary with our sponsorship of the gala dinner,” said Jason Waters, Vice President and Country Head for RBC in the Cayman Islands. “Both of these promise to be fabulous events – fun for all involved, while raising money for a great cause.”

The CIRC Charitable Golf Tournament will again be held at the North Sound Club. Given the popularity of the tournament, it has been extended to allow for three tee-off times over two days. The event features a four-man scramble format with a shotgun start. Tee-off times are Friday, 2 September, at noon, and Saturday, 3 September, at 8am and 1pm.

“This event aligns with RBC’s interest in supporting golf events around the world,” said Andrew McCartney, Managing Director, RBC International Wealth Management in Cayman. “However, this tournament has special meaning for us because it supports the incredible work of the Red Cross. All of the money raised stays right here in the Cayman Islands.”

“We encourage all businesses and community members to consider participating in these great events in some way,” added Waters.

The 50th Anniversary Dinner/Dance is another way for community members to show their support and gratitude for the work of the CIRC. The event will be held September 10 at the Westin Casaurina Hotel, starting with cocktails at 6.30pm, followed by dinner at 7pm. The evening’s festivities will feature a tribute to the legendary ladies of soul: Tina Turner, Donna Summer and The Supremes.

Funds collected through both events will directly benefit the four main programme areas of the Cayman Islands Red Cross: Disaster management, First Aid and CPR training, HIV and AIDS Education and the Thrift Shop.

“For 50 years, the Red Cross has supported families and individuals in the Cayman Islands,” said Peter Milburn, past chairman of the Cayman Islands Red Cross and organiser of the golf tournament. “These events are not only a way for us to celebrate our role in the community, but they’re also instrumental in allowing us to continue offering aid to those who desperately need it. We are extremely grateful for the support of RBC and for all of our sponsors and volunteers.”

This year’s Golf Tournament has been enhanced with extra features such as a free Children’s Clinic on Friday, 2 September, from 8am to 10am.

Players may also register for a chance to play nine holes with a celebrity Senior PCG Golf Pro, for an extra fee. Professional Golfers Nick Price and Mark McNulty will both be participating in the tournament.

Sponsorship opportunities still exist for individuals or organizations who wish to sponsor the CIRC Golf Tournament and Dinner/Dance. Community members can also sign up to play in the golf tournament or attend the Red, Gold & Soul Dinner/Dance. Sponsorship forms, tournament entry forms and information on the dinner/dance are available by contacting the CIRC at 916-3345 or [email protected]

For those unable to attend, donations to the Red Cross are always accepted via the organizations’ website.

For further information about the golf tournament, 50th Anniversary Dinner/Dance or Cayman Islands Red Cross, please contact: Jondo Obi, Director, Cayman Islands Red Cross 916-3345, [email protected] 
Kirk Rampersad, Fundraising Chairman, Cayman Islands Red Cross 926-0563, [email protected]
 Peter Milburn, Cayman Islands Red Cross 916-0814, [email protected] 
For further information about RBC Royal Bank, please contact: Jan Knowles, Regional Manager, Public Relations, RBC Royal Bank (242) 356-8500, [email protected]