27 April 2020
The Community Chest BEA Charity Golf Day 2020
Raises Over HK$2.4 Million for Mental Health Services
The Community Chest BEA Charity Golf Day 2020 was successfully held on Friday 13 March, 2020 at The Hong Kong Golf Club’s Fanling Golf Course. The event attracted over 190 golfers representing 48 teams who hit the green to raise over HK$2.4 million for mental health services funded by the Chest. It was particularly encouraging to see this year’s donation 3% higher than last year’s, given the current economic sentiment.
On the event day, all players made an all-out effort in the competition, with Kam Wah winning both “Champion” and “Best Gross Award”. The First Runner-up and Second Runner-up awards went to Ryoden Development Limited and PwC respectively. Team member of Liu, Chan and Lam, Solicitors, Ms Lin Juei-lien was the only golfer who won the tournament’s “Hole-in-One” award since 2011. She received HK$100,000 free spending credit sponsored by The Bank of East Asia, Limited (“BEA”). Individual awards, including the “Longest Drive” and “Closest to the Pin” went to other outstanding golfers.
The Chest is deeply grateful to title sponsor BEA for sponsoring the event for the fifth consecutive year. Its generosity enabled the Chest to put every dollar raised towards mental health services without deduction of administrative costs. Special thanks also go to the event’s Organising Committee Chairman Mr Adrian Li; Honorary Advisor Mr Bob Chong; Committee Members Dr Caleb Chan, Mr Mark Chan, Mr T C Chan, Mr Philip Shiu-sum Choi, Mr Kenneth Lam, Ms Marina Tsang, and Ms Suzie Setsuko Wakai; and Tournament Director Mr Dean Nelson for their contributions, which made this event a success.
Heartfelt appreciation was extended to The Hong Kong Golf Club for providing a world-class venue, professional assistance, and for waiving the green fees; “Hole-in-One” Award co-sponsors BEA and Dah Chong Hong Holdings, along with all of the Putting Green, Hole, and prize and souvenir sponsors.
Mr Adrian Li, the event’s Organising Committee Chairman and Co-Chief Executive of BEA (left), photographed with the Tournament Director Mr Dean Nelson (right) before the game.
The Champion and the “Best Gross” award winner is Kam Wah
Team member of Liu, Chan and Lam, Solicitors, Ms Lin Juei-lien won the “Hole-in-One” award at Hole #17.
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. The Chest has been serving Hong Kong for over 50 years. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events for over 160 social welfare member agencies to provide services to more than 2.5 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 administration 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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