MONTEGO BAY, St James - Participants in the second Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill's (CUMI) Tryall-CUMI Charity Golf Tournament, set for September 24, could win a number of awards, including a new Mitsubishi Pajero valued at $10 million.
The announcement was made at Tuesday's media launch held at S Hotel on Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in Montego Bay, where event Chairman Trina DeLisser outlined plans for the one-day event that is being held to help raise funds for the Montego Bay-based organisation.
The luxury vehicle will go to the player who wins the hole in one contest that will be held on the par three 10th hole at the Tryall course.
Among the other attractive prizes to be won will be the closest to the pin contest that will see the winner getting $50,000 plus a trophy, while there will also be a longest drive competition as well as any eagles on any of the par five holes on the course.
DeLisser also announced that 46 players had already signed up for the tournament.
A maximum of 72 players are expected to participate in the two-man team event that will have a shot gun start.
DeLisser noted that the event, which has been sanctioned by the Jamaica Golf Association, was "a huge success", when it was first held last year — replacing the 10K race that had been held for many years.
Organisers are hoping to raise $2 million from the fund-raiser this year, roughly the same amount that was raised in 2021.