More than 160 golfers will compete at the Qualifier, holding at the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos on Saturday, January 14, 2017, to make the cut to play in the final of the 2017 DOAMF Charity Golf Tournament.
Players who scale through the one-day Qualifier will be drawn alongside invited players and guests at the final of the DOAMF Charity Golf Championship on Saturday February 4, 2017.
The event, which is in its seventh edition, has evolved to become the biggest charity golf event in the country, hosting over two hundred players yearly from qualifier to the final.
According to the Coordinator of the Tournament Organizing Committee, Mr. Pat Bassey, “We are glad to be back on the golf course to tap into golfers’ goodwill as well as give an account of how the DOAM Foundation has touched many lives with the resources that donors and sponsors have made to the Foundation since the 2016 tournament.
“The annual DOAMF Golf Charity Tournament is a platform to offer participants a different golfing experience. There is some measure of fun and surprises that keep players eager and desirous to be part of the Charity event, in addition to the satisfaction of helping a life through DOAMF”, he said.
More than 66,000 lives have been impacted from donations received through the golf event since the golf event started. The DOAMF Charity Golf funds have been channeled to support social causes in the specific areas of education, health and medical intervention within needy families and communities .
“In the last six years, projects supported include Scholarship Awards, Renovation/Rehabilitation of health centers in rural communities (Mowe in Ogun State and Amaimo in Imo State), building and equipping an Accident and Trauma centre at Mowe in Obafemi Owode LGA, Ogun State, Sickbay, Lavatory and library projects (in various schools across the country), skills acquisition for mothers of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) students, scholarship awards to deserving students, and free medical screening and treatment to the less privileged in rural communities, amongst others.” Mr. Bassey added
According to Bassey, “the interest to be part of the tournament has been overwhelming among corporate and individual sponsors and golfers and, we are obliged to do all that is practicable to accommodate as many as possible; we do all we can to ensure the best possible tournament day experience, whilst keeping to the underlying purpose of giving back to a society we all belong to”.
Bassey added: “for us, progress is measured in both quality and quantity: the quality of the value we pass down to the beneficiaries of the initiatives we support and the number of people we are able to reach overall. This year, our goal is to surpass whatever we have done in the past in these areas. So we need more support and, as always, we are ready to work.”