Pusat Ehsan golf for charity on March 30

|     Aziz Idris     |

REGISTRATION is now open for the annual Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam Charity Golf Tournament to be held March 30-April 1, at the RBA Golf Club, Berakas.

The signature fundraising event attracted over 250 golfers last year, and now in its 16th instalment, organisers expect more golfers to participate in the three-day tournament.

According to the chairman of the tournament, Haji Seruji bin Haji Setia, categories to be competed include the ‘Best Overall’ , ‘Best Overall Net’, ‘Top 12’ gross players vying for the Challenge Trophy as well as novelties such as the ‘Putt Stop Challenge’, ‘Nearest Pin’, ‘Hole-in-One’, and ‘Bull’s Eye’.

Registration fee is $100 including breakfast, lunch and buggy during the tournament.

All tournament proceeds will be donated to Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam.

Haji Seruji also lauded the Public and Private Sector Partnership (PPP) among partners and sponsor of the tournament for their support as well as the volunteers who have always been available upon request.

Haji Seruji bin Haji Setia, chairman of the 16th Pusat Ehsan Charity Golf Tournament (2nd left); Haji Ahmad bin Haji Abdul Rahman, Advisor to Pusat Ehsan; and other comittee members during the press conference. – AZIZ IDRIS

The 16th Pusat Ehsan Charity Golf Tournament is supported by RBA Golf Club, CityNeon and the Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata. Forms can be obtained at the RBA Golf Club or by contacting Pusat Ehsan at 8289747.

Meanwhile, Advisor to Pusat Ehsan, Haji Ahmad bin Haji Abdul Rahman also shared that the NGO recently launched the Pusat Ehsan Development MasterPlan with request for Expression of Interest.

“In spite of the current economic climate, Pusat Ehsan has received several credible respondents from the construction industry. We believe we are well on the way to translate the public donation we have received all these years into reality,” he said.

Asked what other means of raising fund, apart from the Charity Golf Tournament, Haji Ahamad said they welcome anyone to come forward with a proposal for a charity driven event. “We would be happy to accept any offer, be it conventional – an event we’ve done before – or unconventional – something we would like to try in the future.”