THE Guyana Golf Association (GGA) will be playing its part in the fight against Cancer with a fundraising golf tournament set for October 25 at the Scouts ground in Woolford Avenue.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, GGA president Aleem Hussain said the event will be geared towards spreading necessary awareness regarding the deadly disease while donating a portion of their proceeds to help battle cancer locally.
Three categories will be contested – Women’s Beginners, Men’s Beginners and Men’s Professionals with G$50 000 and phone credit being among the premier spoils to be won.
The format, according to Hussein, will see golfers needing 10 shots to secure a point with the top 8 players going to the finals for the final putt-out.
Recently GGA played its part in recognising the teachers during World Teachers Day celebration, donating a number of hampers among other items to some of the teachers.
Hussein said the upcoming event will be no different as it will also play a bigger role outside of sports, by playing its part in the global fight against cancer.
With the support GGA has been receiving of late, the president said he expects the upcoming fundraiser to be overwhelmed by support of the local pro golfers as well as those newbies who are all geared towards the battle against the disease. (Clifton Ross)