As the February 4, 2017 date for the finals of the seventh edition of the Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation Charity Golf Tournament draws close, organisers of the event have informed stakeholders that a number of corporate organisations have thrown their weight behind the event.
The event is scheduled for the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos. The final, notable for its unique tournament day experience, will feature about 180 players in the draw.
Participants are expected to feature in an 18-hole stroke-play contest, with winners to be rewarded later in the evening at a prize giving cocktail event.
According coordinator of the DOAMF Charity Golf Tournament, Pat Bassey, the different levels of support offered by the sponsors and individuals will go a long way in helping the Foundation increase its reach and touch more lives.
“We feel very honoured that these corporate organisations and individuals, see our efforts in bettering lives as a worthy cause to invest in.
“And, as we have done over the years, we will be accountable and resolute, in ensuring resources are prudently utilised in changing more lives” he said.
Since DOAMF was founded over seven years ago, about 66,000 lives have been touched of which 12,000 were reached in 2016 alone.
“We get to do all these from the funds raised from the golf event, and that is why we value every measure of support we get from corporate organisations, groups and individuals” Bassey added.
“We intend to use the cocktail event in the evening of the tournament day to also interact with all our partners and donors and to appreciate those that are keeping the Foundation’s charitable works afloat.”
The sponsors include PricewaterhouseCoopers, ,Diamond Bank Plc, ARM Pension Managers, Radial Circle Group, Zenith Bank, Arik Air, ExxonMobil, SEPLAT Petroleum, Air France, Channels Television, Silverbird Television and Grand OAK.
Others are Cappa & D’Alberto, SPAR (Park N’ Shop), Southern Sun, Debonair Group, Mixta Africa Heritage Bank, Standard Alliance Insurance, Four Points by Sheraton, Seven Up Bottling, Victoria Crown Plaza,, ,Ikoyi Club 1938, and several others.