Dialog enterprise Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Classic tees off on 13 March
With the participation of 150 Golfers, the par 3 Golf Classic tournament conducted by the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan (RCCM) is all set to tee off on 13 March, with Dialog Axiata powering the tournament for the third successive year.
The 2020 Dialog Enterprise Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Classic was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This year’s event promises to be a day of competitive golf for members of RCGC, with golfers set to tee-off at 7.00 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. in two separate groups adhering to current health regulations.
This is a unique event, where the entire course is converted to par 54 course, the only one of its kind in Sri Lanka. With the holes being of various lengths but all playing to a par 3 each, this tournament presents a challenging yet fun outing for the players. This annual golfing event is held with the objective of collecting funds to aid multiple community development projects initiated, monitored and managed by RCCM.
Ruwan Gunasena, President of RCCM said: “We are happy to organise another year of both competitive and exciting golf for the 150 participants that have registered for this year’s event. We are very pleased to have Dialog Enterprise sponsor our main fund raiser for the third consecutive year. This is the fifth year RCCM is hosting the event, and it is bound to be another fantastic tournament that has become a much-anticipated event at the RCGC. Our theme for the Rotary Year 2020/2021 is to ‘Create Equal Opportunities’ and with this sponsorship we are able to give the less privileged opportunities with the projects we fund. From Gift of Life project which has enabled 50 Children with Congenital heart diseases to have surgeries, to our long existing project to upkeep and maintain Sri Lanka’s First Child-Friendly Police Station, that includes a separate building in Ragama built by our Club”.
“Other Projects include Meth Sewa, a home for 125 Mentally and Physically Challenged Children located in the Wellawaya District, the Sunshine Games, a sport meet and carnival for over 800 differently abled Children, Little Minds Strong Values, a library of videos using songs, short stories and idioms targeted at preschool children highlighting strong positive values. In addition, part of the funds raised at this tournament will help the youngchildren of caddies and minor staff of RCGC,” he further added.