Singapore, 14 April 2018 – The SPD Charity Golf 2018 saw more than 120 golfers gather at Raffles Country Club yesterday for the third year running, and overcoming various challenges such as one-hand putting to raise close to $350,000 for people with disabilities. This was one of the last few games the club will be hosting, given that it is slated to vacate its premises in July 2018 to make way for the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail.
Lending his support was Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), Mr S Iswaran, who putted alongside the other golfers at the 18-hole golf course.
The tournament, unlike others, was packed with 10 novelty challenges. At some of the golf holes, golfers gave donations to stand a chance to win attractive prizes such as an iPhone 8 Plus, fine dining vouchers, a luxury watch as well as cruise and resort packages. At Holes 2 and 17, golfers gave their best shot so that they could help raise more funds from the sponsors.
President of SPD, Ms Chia Yong Yong took this event as an opportunity to spread the message of inclusion during her address at the post-game reception.
“I believe your contribution today will have a great impact on society tomorrow. I’d like to think that every dollar donated will not be just another dollar spent. It is an investment for a brighter future for those who need a boost to lift them onto a level playing field,” said Ms Chia.
SPD is grateful to the following partners and sponsors for being a part of SPD Charity Golf 2018:
Lum Chang Holdings Ltd
United Overseas Bank
ADDP Architects LLP
Aegis Building & Engineering Pte Ltd
Canon Singapore Pte Ltd
Cisco Systems (USA) Pte Ltd
Concorde Security Pte Ltd
Eastern (1961) Co Pte Ltd
Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
Hitachi Vantara Pte Ltd
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd
NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
New Creation Church
Network for Electronic Transfers (Singapore) Pte Ltd.(NETS)
Peter Lee Orthopaedic Pte Ltd
Sembcorp Industries Ltd
Toshiba TEC Singapore Pte Ltd
Veritas Storage (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Woh Hup (Private) Limited
All funds raised will go towards SPD’s programmes and services to benefit people with disabilities.