29 March 2017
The Community Chest BEA Charity Golf Day 2017 Raised Over HK$2 Million
To Benefit Mental Health Patients
The Community Chest BEA Charity Golf Day 2017 was successfully held on Friday 10 March, raising HK$2.29 million for mental health services provided by The Community Chest’s member agencies.
The tournament at The Hong Kong Golf Club’s Fanling Golf Course attracted over 170 golfers from 44 corporate teams. The Bank of East Asia, Limited ("BEA") was title sponsor for the second consecutive year.
To acknowledge the generosity of donors and supporters, a Prize Presentation Ceremony was held on Thursday, 16 March at the Bank of East Asia Building. The Community Chest Campaign Committee Chairman Dr Simon Kwok, BBS, JP was joined by the event’s Organising Committee Chairman and BEA Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Mr Adrian M K Li, JP, as well as other Organising Committee Members, to present prizes and awards to participating teams and sponsors.
The Community Chest is grateful to title sponsor BEA for its generosity, allowing every dollar raised through the event to go directly to mental health services funded by the Chest, without the need to deduct administration expenses. The Chest also thanks Tournament Director, Mr Dean Nelson, Organising Committee Honorary Advisor, Mr Bob Chong, BBS, and Organising Committee Members Mr Mark Chan, Mr T C Chan, BBS, JP, Mr Sidney Cheng, Mr Philip Choi, Mr Kenneth Lam, Ms Marina Tsang and Ms Suzie Wakai, MH for their contribution to the event.
The Chest would like to thank The Hong Kong Golf Club for supporting this event for the 19th year, providing an excellent venue, waiving the green fees, and making staff available on the day. Also, the Chest appreciates the support of "Hole-in-One" Award co-sponsors Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited and BEA, along with all the Putting Green, Hole, and prize and souvenir sponsors.
BEA Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Mr Adrian M K Li, JP (left) received a certificate of appreciation for BEA’s title sponsorship from The Community Chest Campaign Committee Chairman Dr Simon Kwok, BBS, JP.
The Champion and the "Best Gross" award winner - Sun Hing Insurance Holdings Ltd.
Mr Adrian M K Li, JP (left), The Community Chest BEA Charity Golf Day 2017 Organising Committee Chairman, presented the Champion cup to team member of Sun Hing Insurance Holdings Ltd., the Champion and winner of the "Best Gross" award.
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 150 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.
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