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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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$1.6 million for Rotary Club golf
The Rotary Club of St Augustine will host its third annual fundraising golf tournament on September 28 at the Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club in Trincity. This event, popularly referred to as Golf For Life, is a major fund-raiser in the Club’s efforts to assist Heartbeat International of T&T in providing pacemakers and defibrillators to needy patients throughout T&T. Over two million people die annually because they cannot afford a pacemaker, or a defibrillator, and because the health systems in the country in which they live do not have a cardiac pacemaking programme. Heartbeat International has managed a pacemaker bank in T&T since 1985. Between 1985 and April 15 of this year, 805 pacemakers and defibrillators at an estimated cost of TT$ 48.2 million have been donated.
The Rotary Club of St Augustine remains one of the main sponsors of the T&T Heart Centre, and the club also jointly manages the Heartbeat International regional distribution centre that collects, stores, and ships pacemakers and defibrillators to other heart centres worldwide. The golf tournament will target fifty teams of two golfers from throughout the Caribbean who will vie for ten pairs of attractive prizes. The tournament format is “Two Ball Better ball” with players using 7/8 of their handicap and scoring being done by the Stableford method. All participants will have a chance of winning a Hole in One prize of a BMW 1 Series sponsored by 21stCentury Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers Ltd. The three participants reaching closest to achieving that feat will have an additional chance to win US$250,000 (approximately TT$1,600,000).
For further information contact the tournament co-ordinator, Richard Lara @ (868) 681 9864, Maria Mohammed-Maharaj @ (868) 678 4447 or Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club @ (868) 640 8337.
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