In three weeks, two world-renown golfers will come to Grand Cayman to participate in the Cayman Islands Red Cross 14th Annual Golf Tournament.
Nick Price and Mark McNulty, who both golf on the PGA Champions Tour, will be joining local golfers to support the work of the CIRC.
“We are very fortunate to have these incredible professionals participating in our event,” said Jason Waters, president and country head of Royal Bank of Canada in the Cayman Islands. “We look forward to an exciting tournament, made even more special because of these world-class golfers.”
The golf tournament, which takes place at the North Sound Club on 2-3 September, offers local golfers the exclusive opportunity to golf nine holes with the professional tour players.
“We have a new level of participation this year,” said Carolina Ferreira, deputy director of the CIRC. “Golfers who want to play with one of our celebrities can do so by signing up for our Pro Package – a first for us.”
Meanwhile, local organisations are also lining up to show the professionals some local hospitality.
The Beachcomber Condos and The Meridian have each donated a condo for five days for use by Price and McNulty, respectively. In addition, Prestige Motors has donated the use of two vehicles for the pros to use for the duration of their stay.
“We are pleased to have this opportunity to support the CIRC, while showcasing our beautiful island to these special guests,” said Danny O’Hara, owner of Prestige Motors.
To further showcase the Cayman Islands, Price will be taken on a bone fishing adventure, courtesy of Fly Fishing.
Meanwhile, Little Cayman Beach Resort is providing a scuba diving adventure for McNulty in Little Cayman.
While McNulty and Price deliver a new level of prestige to the golf tournament, that’s just the first of the CIRC’s “A September to Remember” events.
On 10 September, the CIRC will be holding the “Red, Gold & Soul” dinner/dance at the Westin Casaurina Hotel in celebration of the organisation’s 50th anniversary.
“We are really excited about this event,” said Jondo Malafa Obi, Director General of the CIRC. “We’re pulling out all the stops for this celebration and invite all members of the community to register to attend.”
All of the funds raised through these events will directly benefit the local services provided by the CIRC.
“The Red Cross contributes so much to our community that we are pleased to participate in these events, and encourage others to do the same,” Waters said.
RBC is a sponsor of the PGA and will be donating a RBC-branded PGA golf bag as one of the items that will be raffled off at the CIRC golf tournament. Sponsorship forms, tournament entry forms and information for tickets on the dinner/dance are available by contacting the CIRC at 916-3345 or [email protected]
Visit the CIRC website (www.redcross.org.ky) to learn more about the community programs and services the Red Cross offers and ways to get involved. Cheques should be made payable to the Cayman Islands Red Cross.