Big charity drive by Red Crescent


  • Community Sports
  • Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019

Tasik Puteri Golf & Country Club will host the Red Crescent tournament next month.

GOLFERS aiming to do a good deed before the end of the year may want to consider joining a charity game being organised by Red Crescent Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur chapter, which is supported by the Low Yat Group.

The event, to be staged at Tasik Puteri Golf & Country Club in Rawang, Selangor next month, has some attractive prizes and not in the least a condominium worth RM320,000, a car valued at almost RM90,000, stacks of some of the latest golf equipment and loads of other luxury gifts such as timepieces.

The announcement to stage the Red Crescent Malaysia Kuala Lumpur – Low Yat Group Charity Golf Tournament was made at the venue by Malaysia Red Crescent Kuala Lumpur fundraising chairman and the tournament’s organising committee chairman Datuk Khairul Annuar Abd Aziz, who added that the funds were much-needed for their day-to-day operations that benefit society in general.

“Our annual charity golf tournament began in 2014 and is part of Red Crescent Malaysia Kuala Lumpur’s annual fundraising programme, but never before have we set out to stage such a big event.

“We are looking at hosting between 100 and 120 golfers on Nov 16 here at Tasik Puteri and have received great support from various organisations and companies that will go a long way to making it our biggest golf tournament yet, with some excellent prizes on offer.

“Needless to say, the funds will be gratefully used in the running of our activities, which include organising and providing first aid and CPR training.

“This training prepares our volunteers to be ready for any natural disaster in the Kuala Lumpur area and when we are called upon to assist in international emergencies.”

(From left) Low showing Noordin a picture of the condominium, while Khairul looks on.(From left) Low showing Noordin a picture of the condominium, while Khairul looks on.

Khairul added that the organising committee had set an initial target value of raising RM50,000.

“With this, we call on the golfing public to join this event for a worthy cause and a memorable day of golf,” he said.

The tournament received a massive boost when the Low Yat Group offered Tasik Puteri as the official venue to assist the society.

Also, the housing and retail property developer generously pledged an apartment unit at Perdana Park @ Rawang worth RM320,000 as a hole-in-one prize.

Addressing the media at the club, Low Yat Group executive director Low Gee Teong said they were delighted to be part of the charity golf tournament and to give something back to society.

“This has long been a part of the Low Yat Group philosophy and is part of our community services responsibility (CSR) programme,” Low said.

“We have in the past come out to assist Red Crescent Malaysia where and when we can, and we look forward to continuing that partnership long after this golf tournament.

“Tasik Puteri Golf & Country Club will be set up to stage what we hope will be an exciting golf tournament and for a good cause,” he added.

Malaysian Red Crescent KL chairman Datuk Dr Noordin Ab Razak said they looked forward to a good turnout next month and envisaged stiff competition among some of the top amateurs around.

“It should be a good test for the leading players on a course that’s in good condition,” he added.

Participants of the tournament will be split into three categories depending on their handicaps — A, B and C Medal divisions. There will also be several novelty and lucky draw prizes to be won, before the crowning of the overall champion, who will walk away with the Challenge Trophy.

Among the other hole-in-one prizes up for grabs are a Mazda 2 sedan at Hole 8 courtesy of Bermaz Auto Bhd and a TaylorMade M6 golf set (including a driver) worth nearly RM9,000 sponsored by MST Golf on Hole 3.

The Low Yat Group, Mazda, MST Golf, MPI Generali, Titoni Watches, Srixon Golf, HL Golf & Turf Equipment, J-Golf and Federal Hotels International will sponsor the event in cash and/or kind.

To participate, there is an entry fee of RM350, while for the corporate sector, a flight will cost RM3,000.

For details, call 012-655 0940, 03-6034 4722 or email johanrosli@tasikputerigolf.com

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