SANTA Charity Golf tournament raises $2.16m for charitySaturday, December 13, 2014
GOLF charity tournament, SANTA (Seeing A Need, Taking Action) donated $2.16 million to six local charities, which was raised at the 14th staging of the 2014 Golf tournament at the Constant Spring Golf Club last weekend.
The SANTA initiative went one step further by signing a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the Citizen's Security and Justice Programme (CSJP), that the SANTA organisers believe will have a long-term beneficial impact on youths from 18 inner-city communities including Grants Pen, Whitehall Avenue, Maverley, and Elleston Road.
"Golf will give these youngsters an opportunity to learn new life skills, about each other, and learn discipline to achieve life goals," says Patrice Tomlinson Nephew, communications manager at CSJP.
She said that golf was chosen to help diversify the experiences of these young people and help them gain entry to other socio-economic segments.
The SANTA Charity golfing event saw close to 200 participants taking part from December 6 to 7.
The Boy's Town Development Centre was presented with $500,000 by Stephen Facey of title sponsor CB Facey Foundation; Laws Street Trade Training Centre got $500,000 from Nasha Douglas of main sponsor Heineken; $500,000 was given to Mustard Seed by Jean Claude Duvall and Claire Roberts of Caribbean Distributed Energy Company; $500,000 was presented to Wortley Home by Wayne Vaz who represented the Jamaica Broilers Group; Nigel Davy of Constant Spring Golf Club handed over $100,000 to Peace & Love in Schools (PALS) and $60,000 was presented to the JSPCA by Raymond Campbell, advisory partner at KPMG Advisory Service.
Gregory Mayne was the overall winner with a score of 41 to claim the Facey Cup, a 42 inch LED TV set along with a Heineken golf bag.
This year the Pan Jamaica Investment group invited some of their associated companies to join this initiative, they included: Walkerswood, Busha Browne, Jablum, Blue Mountain Aromatics, Sagicor and Chukka Cove.