National Trust scores big in HSBC Golf Tournament

| 16/07/2010

(CNS): The first HSBC Golf Tournament raised $26,000 in total for the National Trust for the Cayman Islands through sponsorship from HSBC, team registration, hole sponsorship and putting contest. CEO of HSBC Bank (Cayman) Limited, Gonzalo Jalles, also surprised the National Trust with an additional $10,000 cheque at the end of the day’s festivities. Eighty golfers participated in the half day tournament, which was hosted by HSBC Bank (Cayman) in partnership with the National Trust on Friday, 9 July, at the North Sound Club golf course, and played in a range of contests, including five closest to the pin, closest to the rope, the chance to win a Mercedes-Benz from Auto Haus and a putting contest.

The top three teams received one-of-a-kind glass-blown figurines from The Island Glassblowing Studio. The winning team Genesis Trust (Colin MacKay, Nick Rogers, Mike McDonald and Roger Prialux) each received glass-blown blue iguanas and vouchers to participate in a Blue Iguana Safari at the Blue Iguana Recovery Program located in the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. Runners-up SRS Cayman Ltd (Seamus Tivnan, Daniel Maclean, Ron Sulisz, Peter MacKay) were each awarded green parrots and a voucher to go on a Birding Tour on the Mastic Trail, while third place team KPMG (Joel Dodson, Greg Bennet, Colin Nicklson and James Walton) received sea turtles and vouchers for to go on a guided Historic Walking Tour of George Town. The players of Team Spectrum Global Fund Administration (Cayman) the last place team, received two rounds of golf for four from the North Sound Club Golf Course and The Britannia Golf Course.

Contest prizes were donated by Auto Haus, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Cayman Luxury Charters, Audi, Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink, The Lobster Pot, Agave Food and Drink Jacques Scott Ltd., Seven Fathoms,The North Sound Club, The Britannia Golf Course.

“Weare extremely grateful to everyone who participated in the tournament, our hole sponsors, our prize donors, the North Sound Club, Welly’s Cool spot for providing the buffet dinner and the glassblowing studio for the wonderful team prizes,” said Frank Bladeramos, General Manager of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands. “The National Trust would especially like to express appreciation to the team at HSBC and their support throughout the event. Without you the tournament would not have been able to happen. We hope to see everyone next year for a bigger golf tournament!”

Photo: Frank Balderamos, General Manager of the National Trust (left) receives and unexpected donation cheque from Gonzalo Jalles, CEO of HSBC Bank (Cayman) Limited.

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