6 April 2018
The Community Chest BEA Charity Golf Day 2018
Raises HK$2.3 Million in Support of Mental Health Services
With full support from title sponsor The Bank of East Asia, Limited (“BEA”) for the third consecutive year, The Community Chest BEA Charity Golf Day 2018 was held on Friday 9 March at The Hong Kong Golf Club’s Fanling Golf Course. The event raised HK$2.3 million in support of mental health services, which have seen rising demand in recent years.
A total of HK$31 million has been raised since the event was first held in 1999. This year’s 20th annual Charity Golf Day attracted over 170 golfers from 44 teams, who hit the green for the needy. A Prize Presentation Ceremony was held on Thursday, 22 March at the Bank of East Asia Building to thank players and sponsors. Dr Dennis Sun, BBS, JP, The Community Chest Campaign Committee Co-Chairman and Mr Adrian M K Li, JP, the event’s Organising Committee Chairman and Executive Director & Deputy Chief Executive at BEA were joined by other members of the Organising Committee to present prizes and awards to the winning teams and sponsors.
Ryoden Development Limited won both the “Champion” and the “Best Gross Award”. The First Runner-up and Second Runner-up went to Mineron (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd and Kam Wah Minerals Trading Limited, respectively. Individual awards, including the “Longest Drive” and “Closest to the Pin”, were also presented.
The Community Chest expressed heartfelt thanks to title sponsor BEA, whose support has made it possible for every dollar to go directly to fund mental health services without the need to deduct administrative expenses. In addition, the Chest expressed its gratitude to Tournament Director, Mr Dean Nelson; Organising Committee Honorary Advisor, Mr Bob Chong, BBS; and Committee Members Mr Mark Chan, Mr T C Chan, BBS, JP, Mr Philip Choi, Mr Kenneth Lam, Ms Marina Tsang, and Ms Suzie Wakai, MH for their contributions.
The Chest also thanked The Hong Kong Golf Club for providing such an excellent venue, and for waiving all green fees and providing the services of its highly professional staff. Special tributes were also made to “Hole-in-One” Award co-sponsors Dah Chong Hong Holdings and BEA, along with all the Putting Green, Hole, and prize and souvenir sponsors.
Mr Adrian M K Li, JP, Executive Director & Deputy Chief Executive at BEA (right) received a certificate of appreciation for the Bank’s title sponsorship from Dr Dennis Sun, BBS, JP, The Community Chest Campaign Committee Co-Chairman.
The Champion and the “Best Gross” award winner - Ryoden Development Limited.
The Community Chest BEA Charity Golf Day Organising Committee with the winners at the Prize Presentation Ceremony on 22 March 2018.
About The Community Chest of Hong Kong
The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded, nor operated by the Government. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events to benefit over 160 member social welfare agencies that reach out to more than two million beneficiaries in Hong Kong in six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development. The Chest’s administrative expenses come from a subsidised grant from our partner-in-charity, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in addition to income from investments. This allows the Chest to allocate 100% of funds raised to charitable use; this operations model makes the Chest unique among its peers, and helps fulfil its mission to act as trustee of the donors. For more information, please visit our website www.commchest.org.
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