From left: Cargills Ceylon PLC Group Head Maljini Jayasekera, Cargills Ceylon PLC Brand Manager Teresa Santos, Royal Colombo Golf Club Captain Ranil Pathirane, Michael Beamish, Cargills Ceylon PLC Deputy Chairman/CEO Ranjit Page, RCGC General Manager Nalin Jayatileke, Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation President Lorraine Yu, LAF Director Priya Fernando, LAF Director Lakmali Cabral, and LAF Director Beverly Mirando
The Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) will be hosting a Golfers for Charity event in aid of Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation (LAF) and RCGC Charity Welfare Fund on Saturday 23rd September.
The Platinum sponsor of the event is Cargills Ceylon PLC who have pledged a donation of Rs.1.5 million directly to the LAF to facilitate their on-going work raising awareness to enhance dementia care and support. The Silver sponsor of the event is Clearpoint, Rajagiriya.
The Cargills sponsored charity golfing event is open to both RCGC members and nonmembers. Non-members will play under a special category where the green fees will be donated by the club to the charity. There are lots of prizes to be won by both the winners and runners up in each category. There will also be presentations for nearest the pin on each par three, best scores on odd and even holes, longest and most accurate drive for men and ladies and for men’s and ladies lowest gross. There will also be a ‘Beat the Pro’ competition on the ninth hole and Mulligans can be bought on the day. As an added twist, players entering any of the bunkers on the 15th hole will be asked to contribute 100 rupees for each shot taken to get out.
There is an exciting line up of competitions for participants and visitors across all age groups. A raffle draw will also take place on the day of the event which will offer a three night stay for two at Soneva Fushi, Maldives including return flights to Male, courtesy of Colombo Courtyard and Sri Lankan Airlines as its first prize and a two night stay at Bougainvillea, Victoria Golf Resort with return flights to Kandy courtesy of Cinnamon Air as its second prize. There will also be many other gifts to be won which include luxurious stays at hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka. An auction will be conducted to provide individuals the opportunity to bid for some unique items which include a scenic flight down Sri Lanka’s beautiful coastline, an ECB 2006 India Tour signed cricket bat by the English team, signed bats from Mahela Jayawardene, a 2017 Masters flag signed by Sir Nick Faldo, Lee Westwood, Matt Fitzpatrick, Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood and golf hats signed by many Japan and South Korean great golfers.
LAF volunteers will also be present on that day to address any questions and concerns members and guests may have related to dementia patients. Memory testing will also be conducted on-site at the event for anyone who would like to use this service.
Organising Committee member Irene Scarth said: “We are extremely grateful to Platinum sponsor Cargills and Silver sponsor Clearpoint, Rajagiriya. We would also like to thank local businesses who have been extremely generous in their support for the event and we have some fabulous raffle prizes to be won.”