Crimestoppers score $14k but golfers miss $1m putt

| 20/10/2014

(CNS): With over $14,000 in the bank Cayman Crime Stoppers hotline can keep going for another year. The money was raised at the NGO’s annual golf tournament fundraiser when around eighty golfers signed up for the Million Dollar Shootout Golf Tournament at the North Sound Golf Club in Grand Cayman. Fifteen golfers qualified for the million dollar shot on hole 18 but there was no winner this year despite three golfers getting within a few feet of the pin. The money raised however, will finance the important Crimestoppers anonymous tip line 800-TIPS (8477) which provides callers with a safe and secure means of providing information about a crime, whilst protecting their identity.

The Cayman Islands has seen the highest value in narcotics seizures and the highest number of calls and arrests per capita on the Crimestoppers line. Cayman Crime Stoppers works closely with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), the community and the media and through its efforts has become one of the most effective crime solving tools available to law enforcement agencies.

With the rate of crime in the Cayman Islands seeing a slight increase over the last few years, it is vital to have a hotline that will assist in making arrests and reporting stolen property.  The organisation’s hope is to continue to encourage the public to report crimes and put criminals behind bars.

“Every year we have had an outpouring of support from corporate and other sponsors and this year was no different.  This is always a great afternoon of golf, prizes and networking, but most importantly it funds our efforts to reduce crime in Cayman for a whole year,” said Cayman Crime Stoppers Chairman Malcolm Ellis.  “We are also very thankful for the support of Dart Cayman as the platinum sponsor and The Security Centre as our silver sponsor.  We could not have done it without them.”

After eighteen holes of competition, the BCQS team consisting of Neil Purton, Steve Lovell, Richelle Woodcock and Michael Baulk nabbed the first place prize.  Just behind them by a mere shot was the team of RSM Cayman and rounding out third place was the team of OneTradex. 

The sponsors for the event included Dart Cayman, The Security Centre, BCQS, Intertrust, PWC, SRS, DMS, IFP, Willis, Delphi, RSM Cayman Ltd., Titan Development, Alakebab, Cayman National, Queensgate, Aon, Citco, Digicel, OneTradex, Fountainhead, Seven Fathom’s Rum, Tortuga, Premier Wines, and Jacques Scott.

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  1. Anonyanmous says:

    Do they have any jobs there?

  2. Anonymous says:

    The way it works is like an insurance payment – there is no bag of money

  3. Anonymous says:

    14k for protecting the people, 1 million for one guy.

    Doesn't that tell you something about our society ?

    • C'Mon Now! says:

      It tells me that someone at the insurer calculated the odds correctly as no one was able to get a hole in one to win the prize.  Aces are extremley rare and are contests liek this are often used to generate excitement at charity golf tournaments.  The organizers paid a fee to the insurer to be abel to offer the prize which off course was not actually won in this case.


    • And Nother Ting says:

      Hahaha while the burglars abound we play golf to get money to pay people to tell who the robbers are. Filarking incredible.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Seriously!  This should be run as part of the RCIPS core funding and NOT relying on charity.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Did anyone pull a gun and try to grab the million? Great idea to catch the robbers though!!