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Daren Sammy Foundation Holds Inaugural Fairways Golf Tournament

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The Daren Sammy Foundation (DSF) held its inaugural Fairways Golf Tournament at the Sandals Golf and Country Club on Saturday December 17th.

The tournament was presented in association with Mr Ian Williams with the Guardian Life of the Caribbean. The Tournament was a success with 65 SLGA members and 8 non-members participating.

In keeping with its objective to support and encourage youth through sports, an invitation was extended to the Grow Well Junior Golfers, where 8 young golfers participated.

The Fairways golf tournament concluded with an auction and closing ceremony where the winners were awarded trophies and prizes.

Closest to The Pin

Female: Britney Mangal – Grow Well Junior Golfer

Male: Kenneth Mathurin

1st Place Stableford: Clement Prosper Score 42

2nd Place Stableford: Jodi Boodoo Score 38

3rd Place Stableford: Len Leon Score 37

Best Grow Well Junior Golfer: Kymani Thomas Score 77

Best Net: Dr. Dharmendra Shah (18) Score 83  Net 65

2nd Place Net: Lisa Daniel (17) Score 85 Net 68

Best Gross: Romanus Inglis 71

2nd Place Gross: Terry Verdant 74

Both Romanus Inglis and Dr. Dharmendra Shah won an all expense paid trip to Trinidad to participate in the Daren Ganga Tournament in September 2023. This golf exchange is the first of its kind for the two retired Professional cricketers, Sammy and Ganga.

Mmotors (dealers for BMW and Mini) prize of a New BMW X1 2023 model for a hole in one on number 3 was unattainable by the golfers of the tournament.

The Daren Sammy Foundation raised approximately EC $80,000.00 during its weekend activities and wishes to thank its sponsors and patrons for their support. The Foundation also made a contribution to the St. Lucia Golf Association of EC $5000 for facilitating the tournament and collaborate with their philanthropic goals.

Sponsors included

Title Sponsor- Ian Williams with the Guardian life of the Caribbean

Gold Sponsors – Shopbox and Omega XL

Silver Sponsors: Al Baksh of the Dzign Group and Le Cafe

Bronze Sponsors- Mmotors, Duty Free Shoppers and Bank of St.Lucia

Auction Sponsors- Sugar Beach Resort, Bay Gardens Resorts, Tet Rouge Resort, Digicel  PAR 39 Sponsors- Chairman’s Reserve, Blue Waters

The executive will be carrying out its annual Brining back smiles campaign this Christmas Season where it delivers 25 food hampers to less fortunate families around the island. This year the Foundation will surprise a few local churches with hampers for members of their congregation.

SOURCE: Daren Sammy Foundation

 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Kudos Darren!! I’m a St. Lucian and love golf myself. It’s about time we get out of our comfort zone….keep the youth engaged in this “new” sport in our country especially for those who are not familiar. Good outreach to the less fortunate. Great job 👍

  2. Big up to the man Darren Sammy for such an initiative and outreach in catering to the unreachable where the sports of golf is concern. As a Lucian in the diaspora who loves the sports it’s good to see you are trying to break the perception that only the rich plays golf. That’s exactly I was being told before I left the country. We need to open our limited minds and know we can do anything we want to do.

  3. FADIGUS ANTOINE…another jackass from the bush who refuses to believe there is an asphalt road beyond.

    Dear Fadigus, get off your lazy grown up arse and do something meaningful for the children of the future.

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