As hurricane season gets into full swing, the Cayman Islands Red Cross is asking local businesses to consider sponsoring its “A September to Remember” events – the 14th Annual CIRC Charitable Golf Tournament on 2-3 September and a 50th Anniversary Dinner/Dance on 10 September.
All of the funds raised directly benefit the local services provided by the CIRC, including its disaster management programmes.
“We focus both on disaster preparedness and disaster response in the Cayman Islands,” said Jondo Obi, director of the CIRC. “Both are essential in ensuring we have plans in place so people know what to do and where to go in the event disaster strikes. If a disaster occurs, whether a fire impacting one family or a category 5 hurricane impacting the entire nation, the CIRC is there to ensure that help is available to those in need.”
A number of businesses have already stepped forward to support the CIRC’s work by agreeing to sponsor the 2011 Golf Tournament and 50th Anniversary Dinner/Dance. RBC Royal Bank and RBC Wealth Management are the lead sponsors for both events. In addition, Foster’s Food Fair will donate food for the barbecue dinner following the tournament.
“We have been involved in the golf tournament since the first year,” said Woody Foster, managing director of Foster’s Food Fair. “We applaud the Red Cross for the important work they are doing in our community.”
Andrew McLaughlin, Chairman of the Red Cross, said, “For 50 years we have assisted the most vulnerable in our community, and community support for events such as this is what will ensure that we can deliver necessary programmes for another 50.”
Sponsorships are still available for individuals and organisations wishing to participate in the CIRC’s 2011 events. “We encourage other businesses to join us in supporting the CIRC,” said Jason Waters, President and Country Head of RBC in the Cayman Islands.