Cash prize unclaimed at Crimestoppers ‘shoot out’

| 26/06/2010

(CNS): Despite the fact that no one won the big $1m prize a good time was had by all at this year’s Cayman Crime Stoppers golf fundraiser. The Cayman National Million Dollar Shootout Golf Tournament helped boost funds for Cayman’s crime fighting volunteers. With crime on the increase the NGO said it was crucial to raise cash for and the profile of the organisaiton. The event took place on Friday 4th June at the North Sound Golf Club and was supported once again by long time partner, Cayman National, which was the platinum sponsor of the event.

Eric Bush, Crime Stoppers Chair, said, “It was another good turnout and really helped to maintain the profile of Cayman Crime Stoppers, which was the main objective of the event,”
Eric Bush, Crime Stoppers Chair, said. “Although nobody won the million dollar jackpot everybody had a great time and our sincere thanks go to Cayman National and all our sponsors for their overwhelming support. It is vital that we continue to raise the profile of Cayman Crime Stoppers amidst growing crime rates in Cayman and we look forward to next year’s tournament.”
Stuart Dack, President and CEO said Cayman National continues to be a proud supporter of Crime Stoppers and the good work the programme does within the community. “Keeping Cayman a safe place to live and work is a priority for Cayman National and it was encouraging to see that the importance of Cayman Crime Stoppers is highly valued amongst local businesses,” he said.
The Million Dollar shootout gives golfers of all abilities a chance to win a million dollar jackpot. Players can earn a place in the shootout at the end of the day depending on their performance. A hole-in-one wins the seven figure prize. A plethora of other prizes and giveaways, donated by local supporters, were given away on the day. The funds raised for Cayman Crime Stoppers contribute towards promoting the programme locally and encouraging members of the public to report crimes anonymously.
Cayman Crime Stoppers is a means for the public to help combat crime without fear of any personal reprisals. Callers can receive a reward of up to $1,000 if their tips lead to the successful resolution of a case. The Cayman Crime Stoppers tips line is: 800 TIPS (no ‘1’ in front of the 800).
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