Golf players in big drive for charity | Sunday Observer

Golf players in big drive for charity

28 February, 2021

Playing golf for a worthy cause can be a great pleasure and this is what over a 150 golfers will be doing on March 13 when they tee off at the RCGC course in Colombo for the Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Classic.

This tournament is organized by the Rotary club of Colombo Metropolitan in partnership with Dialog Enterprise to raise funds that will be spent on children with urgent needs, organisers said.

The event could not be held last year due to the pandemic and promises to be a day of competitive golf for the members of Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) that is set to tee off at 7 am and 11.30 am in two separate groups.

Although, only 150 golfers have already entered more golfers who are willing to participate will be entertained before the day of the event.

The winners will be picked from the players who obtain the highest stableford points. Besides, the entire course will be converted to a par 54 course with each hole to be reached in three strokes.

Ruwan Gunasena the president of the Rotary Club said this is the fifth time the event is organized to raise funds and help sustain the less privileged children.

This will also give the gift of life for 50 children with congenital heart diseases where an operation will cost Rs 300,000. Even the children of caddies will benefit from this scheme.

Ramanan David, Senior General Manager of Dialog Axiata said they are honoured to be partners in this humanitarian project.

They have been supporters in the development of golf, sponsoring golf tournaments and leading golfers.

Hasith Prematillake the managing director of Hayleys Fentons who are celebrating 100 years said they are also honoured to support this tournament for the first time as the Gold sponsor.

With Dialog being the main sponsor, Cinnamon Life are the Silver sponsors. The other partners include Cargills, Mercantile Investments and Finance, M. Power Capital, Widac, People’s Bank, Asia Securities, Appigo, Chatham, Victoria Villa, DRTV, Akbar Brothers, Park Street Gourmet and Favourite Group.