CUMI hits target at Tryall Charity Golf Tourney
Stakeholders involved in last Saturday’s second edition of the Tryall-CUMI (Community for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill) Charity Golf Tournament at the Tryall Golf Course in Hanover have hailed the annual event a success as they reached their $2 million target from the event.
All proceeds go towards CUMI which for over 30 years has provided rehabilitation day-care service for the mentally ill people in Montego Bay. They have also worked to improve the physical and mental health, as well as the basic quality of life for those in need.
Peter Chin and Carlysle Hudson placed first overall in the two-person team scramble to take the coveted Appleton Gift Baskets among other prizes. They were followed by William and Radcliffe Knibbs with Carlington Brown and Delroy Johnson in third. Jodi Munn-Borrow won the Luke Therrien Memorial Trophy with a prize of $50,000 for the “closest to pin”.
Trina Delisser, chairperson for the board of CUMI, was grateful for the support that will help in continuing to provide for some of the most vulnerable in Montego Bay.
“We were very lucky with the weather, especially, with all that’s happening. The golf course proved to be in great condition. The golfers had a tremendous tournament, we had about 10 more than we did last year. We have a few more sponsors so they really came out with enthusiasm and interest for the cause.
“It’s a charity tournament, all the proceeds go to CUMI to help keep it running. We are really pleased with us just about meeting our target of two million. We look forward to next year. A lot of our monthly donations have dried up with COVID-19. It has become necessary for us to continuously seek funding so we are grateful for the support of our sponsors and participants.”
Ewan Peebles, director of golf at Tryall, also described the day as a successful one. His only regret is that nobody hit a hole-in-one to win the Stewart’s Automotive Group-sponsored Mitsubishi Pajero.
“It was wonderful. We had a basically full golf course. The weather just about cooperated, we had some great scores and had some great prizes. Also, we raised some good money for a great cause so it was a very successful day,” Peebles said.
Munn-Barrow, the president of the Jamaica Golf Association, said the entire golfing community is always very supportive of CUMI and their efforts.
“The golfing fraternity is always supportive of charity events. The golfers always turn out to support these events. CUMI after doing well last year came back in this their second year and got a very good turnout of golfers. I am sure this will continue for years to come,” Munn-Borrow said.