THE Malaysian Corrugated Carton Manufacturers Association, comprising a group of competing businesses that look for ways to enhance the industry, took time off to give back to the community by way of a charity golf day.
The association held its inaugural golf charity day at Templer Park Country Club in Rawang and had six organisations benefit from the generosity of the sponsors and 115 players.
A total of RM76,238 was handed over with a balance committed to follow.
The organising chairman Lee Poh Chuan said: “With the support of sponsors the participation fee was kept low and the participants also spent on the novelty events on course.
“These included two “Beat the Pro” holes and the “Use your Driver and Hit the Green on a par-3”, sponsored by Fuji San Nama Sake. The “Hit the Green - Win a Prize” was supported by Nicoya Cigars and the “Hit the Runway – Double your Money” came compliments of Affin Bank,” he added.
In his address, the organising committee treasurer Tony Loganathan said the day was “not about a list of winners.
“The emphasis was on the fund-raising and the fun aspect of the day,” said Loganathan. “Even then, among the regular golfing group there were some surprises.
“It was impressive to see a group of business competitors come together with the expressed willingness to make this charity drive a success.
“The novelty events surprised a few but that was the whole idea - to entertain as participants were encouraged to donate – like the golfer who was trying the “Beat the Pro” and put his ball in the water. He “bought” a second ball and repeated the shot... thanks for the double donation.”
Loganathan added: “CSR is something all businesses should consider and something that can be fun while addressing the serious needs of those who need our support.
“Also, the golfing community in Malaysia has a wonderful heart and once again this was demonstrated at this event.”