Golf day teed up Earth Day round of fun

The National Trust kicked off its 2012 Earth Day events with its inaugural Earth Day Golf Tournament.

Held last Friday at the North Sound Club, all proceeds went to the National Trust’s efforts to ‘Conserve Cayman’.

“The National Trust’s Earth Day Golf Tournament was really enjoyable. The event was very well-organised, but with a relaxed atmosphere geared towards fun and everyone seemed to have a great time,” said Christopher Lumsden of Team Cayman National Fund Services, whose team came eleventh. “The prizes and food were excellent and, all in all, participating in the event was a brilliant way to support a very worthwhile cause.”

Despite the many potential distractions Team Dart, comprised of Anthony Lawson, Isabel Lawson, Paul Young and Ryan Ostendorf were able to stay focused and earn first prize, North Sound Club gift certificates and sunset cruises from Red Sail.

“This year, the Trust’s 25th anniversary, in line with our Earth Day theme our aim was to be as green as possible,” said National Trust General Manager Christina McTaggart.

“Our donors supplied great earth-friendly prizes including mangrove tours from Cayman Kayaks and Sea Elements and gift certificates to Jessie’s Juices and the new Bay Market at Camana Bay which offers a wide range of green products. Kirk supermarket donated reusable bags and CayBrew, which is well respected for its environmental efforts, donated the beer. Thanks to all.”

Lucky raffle winners also walked away with prizes donated by the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Cayman Luxury Charters and Pirate’s Point Resort in Little Cayman.

“I’d like to give a special mention to the staff at North Sound club for their impeccable organisation which allowed the event to run without a hitch, and to Island Supply for donating all the food for the very well-received day-long barbeque provided by the tireless Mark Lea from Boss Hogg,” added McTaggart.

“Thanks also to Premier Wines and Spirits and Blackbeard’s for their contributions toward making this such a fantastic event.”

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