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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Announces the 2021 Golf Challenge and $5000 Hole-in-One Prize

The eighth annual Duke of Edinburgh’s Golf Challenge takes place at Port Royal Golf Course on Friday, 26th November 11.30am, Shot Gun Start. This is another exciting year for the Award’s Golf Challenge thanks to Freisenbruch-Meyer sponsoring a $5,000 Hole-in-One cash prize on hole #3. We have had an amazing response from the community and the tournament is fully subscribed.

The Golf Challenge is one of the Award’s largest fundraisers and all the money raised goes directly to supporting the operating costs of the Award and providing the programme free of charge to more than 250 participants per year. This year the Award will be honoring the legacy of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, the Award’s Founder and committed champion of young people worldwide. The Duke of Edinburgh’s legacy lives on through the programme as participants across the world continue to engage in positive cultural, artistic, and physical activities that they will take with them for the rest of their lives. A special trophy and prize will be given in his memory by Her Excellency Governor, Ms Rena Lalgie.

Development Director of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Fiona Holmes, explained, “The Award’s Golf Challenge has always been a fun and entertaining afternoon of golf. The tournament includes a light lunch at registration and drinks on the course provided by Burrows & Lightbourn, Barritt’s, The Supermart and The Market Place. We are delighted to have the added excitement of the hole-in-one prize, sponsored by Freisenbruch-Meyer. This really does up the stakes in the tournament. If anyone is interested in supporting the Award, there are tee sponsorships available for $300 each. This will pay for a participant to engage in the Award for 4 months of the year.”

Development Director, Fiona Holmes, continues by saying, “The Award’s Annual Raffle will be sold at the event and this year we have some fantastic prizes donated by some very generous local businesses. The prizes include a two night stay at Hamilton Princess including breakfast, an iPhone 12 donated by Digicel, gift certificates for Ascots, Coconuts Restaurant The Reefs, Cambridge Beaches, the Little Venice Group, the Lobster Pot, Bella Vista and Sul Verde. One Communications have donated a $500 voucher towards a phone and the Bermuda Gin Company have provided four bottles of Bermuda Gin. There are also gift certificates donated by Rayclan, Rubis Energy, G&G, Supermart, Lindo’s Family Foods, Miles, Atelerie, The English Sports Shop, Peoples Pharmacy and Lili Bermuda. There is a $500 Willow Stream Spa “Goody Bag” donated on behalf of Fairmont Southampton, several prizes donated by USail Bermuda, and rounds of golf donated by Port Royal, 5 Forts, Turtle Hill, Ocean View and Belmont. We are extremely grateful and appreciative of everyone’s support for the Award.”

Chair of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Award Holder, Jovanna Douglas, concluded by saying, “On behalf of the Award Council, I would like to thank all of our generous donors, teams and players whose support will enable us to offer the Award Programme to young people in Bermuda ages 14 – 24 free of charge. This event couldn’t happen without the support of many organisations and individuals including the players, the teams, tee sponsors and event committee. Our thanks to our many volunteers and sponsors including, the Port Royal Golf Club, Print Link, Bella Vista, Burrows & Lightbourn, Barritts, Market Place, The Supermart, Sportseller, Sports Source, Arnolds Markets and BGA.”

The Award develops well-rounded, global citizens who take pride in themselves and their communities. If you are interested in getting involved in the programme or would like to donate, please email or call 737-8959.

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