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JHTA to host charity golf tournament

Published:Friday | April 15, 2016 | 4:00 AM
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The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) will host its fourth annual charity golf tournament at Cinnamon Hill, Sunday, April 17.

The event, led by the Montego Bay chapter of the JHTA, attracts hundreds of amateur and pro golfers.

"The tournament raises funds for a number of charities across Montego Bay, including Save the Child, Montego Bay Freeport Project, and House Number 10 at the SOS Children's Village," said Omar Robinson, vice-president, JHTA.

"Through proceeds raised from the tournament, we have been able to do remarkable work in these institutions, along with the Tower Hill Basic School, where more than $2 million was spent to renovate the Tower Hill Basic School. That work aligns perfectly with the JHTA's corporate social-responsibility values and our tradition of supporting the nation's more vulnerable, and those who support them," he added.

CORPORATE MINGLE

The event will continue into the evening with a corporate mingle featuring special performances by Cindy Lewis, formerly of Byron Lee and the Dragonnaires, and the Bung Guh Lhung Steel Band.

Last year there were 56 participants at the tournament.

The JHTA Charity Golf Tournament is one of the premier tournaments on the island, with numerous prizes, including all-inclusive weekends, passes to various attractions, dinners, day passes, trophies, among other prizes on offer. This year a new trophy will be issued to the winning hotel team.

The tournament is being billed as a family event with something for everyone, including a kiddies corner. It kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with organisations being encouraged to submit their entries by contacting the JHTA's Montego Bay Chapter.