Monday 6 April, 2020

Rotary Club's golf tournament raises 40% of funds of major projects

At left Chairman of the Rotary Club of Kingston’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament  Committee and  Past President of the club Richard Josephs looks on as Club President Steven Hudson (second left) presents the winner’s trophy to Teddy Richards (right). In the background is the club’s Immediate Past President and member of the Golf Committee, Linval Freeman.

At left Chairman of the Rotary Club of Kingston’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament Committee and Past President of the club Richard Josephs looks on as Club President Steven Hudson (second left) presents the winner’s trophy to Teddy Richards (right). In the background is the club’s Immediate Past President and member of the Golf Committee, Linval Freeman.

The Rotary Club of Kingston’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament continues to generate 40 per cent of the funds raised by the service club to carry out much-needed community intervention programmes.

Last Saturday, February 15, the tradition continued at the Sandals golf course, Upton, St Mary where golf enthusiast Teddy Richards was declared tournament winner with 38 points, from among 65 participants.

“Our goal this year is to raise $1 million to fund the Rotary Club of Kingston’s major projects for 2019-2020. These will be the construction of a community centre in Hector’s River; the delivery of medical equipment to the Bustamante Hospital for Children and the refurbishing of a classroom at a selected school in Kingston,” said Steven Hudson, president of the Rotary Club of Kingston.

He said over the 25 years since the tournament was introduced as a major fundraiser, the service club has been able to provide homes for the homeless between 2017 and 2019; provided wheelchairs for the disabled; erected busts of the National Heroes in Emancipation Park; constructed health centres; established computer labs in a number of schools as well as build community centres, including the Law Street Trade Training Centre, among other major projects.

“I am elated at the support we received from no less than 27 sponsors for the staging of this year’s golf tournament and must make special mention of Sandals Resorts International, which provided its Upton golf course at a minimal cost.  We look forward to continuing to serve those in need, in keeping with our mission,” Hudson noted.

 

 

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