Red Cross charity golf tourney nears

The 14th annual charitable golf tournament to benefit the Cayman Islands Red Cross is little more than a week away. It’s not too late to join in the fun. The event, which takes place on 2-3 September, will be held at the North Sound Club with tee-off times at noon, 8am and 1pm, respectively. It features a four-man scramble format with a shotgun start. 

Those who decide to play, sponsor or donate will find their contributions going to a good cause.  

“All money that is raised as part of the tournament will support the Cayman Islands Red Cross,” said Jason Waters, vice president and country head for RBC in the Cayman Islands.  

Two programme areas on which the Red Cross focuses its efforts are HIV and AIDS Education and first aid/CPR training, including water safety and lifeguarding. The Red Cross also helps teach basic life saving skills by offering continuous CPR and first aid training to the community.  

“Our trained volunteers provide coverage at events like marathons, national celebrations and parades, as well as during times of impending disasters,” said Peter Hughes, training manager at the CIRC. “These volunteers play a vital role in our community. When a medical emergency arises, these individuals are trained to perform CPR until medical personnel arrive.”  

The CIRC also provides first aid and emergency kits to families in the Cayman Islands, another valuable service. These resources are made available through the generous donations of individuals and through charitable events, like the upcoming golf tournament.  

Golfers in the tournament will have the chance to win prizes, including a 2011 Ford Edge SEL crossover sport utility vehicle from Vampt Motors. Other cars that can be won for getting a hole-in-one at certain holes include a 2011 BMWx1 donated by GT Automotive, a Fiat 500 convertible by Car City, and an Audi by Arch Automotive.  

The legendary “gold coin” prize, donated by 24K-Mon Jewellers, will also be awarded to the golfer with the ball closest to the pin. There are also special prizes for other categories, including the player who raises the most funds. All prizes will be awarded at the dinner and awards ceremony that follow the golf tournament on both nights.  

Foster’s Food Fair will donate the food and Mis-en-place will be preparing the dinner for the tournament.  

“We encourage all golfers to come out for this fabulous event,” said Sean Collins, Manager of Mis-en-place. “We promise the food and event will be fun for all, while raising money for the Red Cross.”  

Dunkin’ Donuts also recently signed up as a sponsor and will be providing donuts and coffee for breakfast to the golfers on both days of the tournament. 

This year, 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. The Beachcomber Condos and The Meridian have each donated accommodations for five days for Price and McNulty, respectively.  

“We want to thank RBC and all of our sponsors for helping us put on this event,” said Jondo Obi, Director of the CIRC. “It’s not too late for local residents to register themselves or a team for the tournament.” 


Tournament entry forms are available by contacting the CIRC at 916-3345 or [email protected] Information about the Red Cross can also found on the organisation’s website at Cheques should be made payable to the Cayman Islands Red Cross. 


Sponsors of the 14th annual RBC CIRC Golf Tournament join CIRC training manager Peter Hughes to learn about the first aid/CPR program as he demonstrates how the AED machine functions. Pictured, from left, are Marcus Stafford (RBC), Adam Lawson (Vampt Motors), Lee Brown (The Meridian) Darren Thorpe (Mise-en-Place) and Melissa Dilbert (Dunkin’ Donuts). – Photo: Submitted

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