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Saturday, December 07, 2013
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$1.6m for Rotary charity golf
The Rotary Club of St Augustine will be hosting its 3rd Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament on Saturday at the Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club in Trincity.
This event popularly referred to as GOLF FOR LIFE, is a major fundraiser in the Club’s efforts to assist Heartbeat International of Trinidad & Tobago (HBITT) in providing pace-makers 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 Pace-Making Program.
Heartbeat International has managed a Pacemaker Bank in T&T since 1985, and to April 15, 805 pacemakers and defibrillators at an estimated cost of $ 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 Center that collects, stores, and ships Pacemakers and Defibrillators to other Heart Centers worldwide.
The golf tournament will target fifty (50) teams of two (2) golfers from throughout the Caribbean who will vie for ten (10) 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 21st Century Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers Ltd and the three participants reaching closest to achieving that feat will have an additional chance to win US$250,000.
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