By anguillian November 23, 2012 08:33



Golf players and winners and Chamber of Commerce personnel

In a show of support for the well being of students in Anguilla, the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce rallied the private sector into raising funds for less fortune school leavers to achieve an Associates Arts Degree in Business.

The Chamber’s support for outgoing Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School students came in the form of an “Around Anguilla in 18 Holes” Golf Tournament played on Saturday, November 17, at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa by a number of golfers from Anguilla and St. Maarten. The Chamber was assisted in its efforts by DIGICEL, as title sponsor, and various private sector companies and businesses on the island.

President of hte Chamber of Commerce Keithly Lake with Carlton Pickering, Dr. Bardfield and Mark Romney

CuisinArt’s Golf Professional, Ryan Bowey, said the men and women tournament was arranged to last for four and a half hours. He expressed appreciation to the various sponsors.
President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Keithley Lake, said in part: “This is a very important golf tournament for us. I can guarantee that it will go from strength to strength because the purpose is so important. It is intended to fund our scholarships to the Anguilla Community College and to the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School. If we do not invest in our youth, and in their ability to take their place in our society, we will not achieve the greatness that we deserve.”

Golfers preparing for Tournament

Mr. Lake thanked Digicel for taking the lead in being the title sponsor; the CuisinArt Golf Club for its active involvement, especially the Golf Pro, Mr.Bowey, for organising the tournament; and the varied sponsors.
“From the very beginning, when this golf course was conceived, it was felt that it could play a major role in the cultural development of this island,” Mr. Lake stated. “The Government has foreseen that vision and made this golf course possible. I commend the management of the CuisinArt Golf Course for taking the lead in showing the people of Anguilla that this course is not only for the benefit of the developers, but for the development of our children and this island.”
He thanked the directors and the staff of the Chamber who worked tirelessly to make the event a success, and the golfers for their participation and support.

Mrs. Rhona Richardson-Roydon, Chairman of the Anguilla Community College

Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Anguilla Community College, Rhona Richardson-Roydon, conveyed the gratitude of the President of the college, the staff and her colleagues, to all the industry partners for supporting the golf tournament. “I would like to say a special thank you to the Chamber of Commerce for its initiative in organising this event, and for designating the proceeds to assist an Anguillian youth in realising his or her dream of further education. In these difficult financial times, people are quite challenged on their spending priorities – and the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce scholarship, for an Associates of Arts Degree in Business Studies, goes a long way in alleviating a family’s financial burden…”
Results of hte tournament were as follow: Low Gross – 65: Phillip Day, Sam Florence, Richard Alexander, and Scott Miller. Low Net – 60:Courtney Morton, Joseph Shillingford, Larry Stott and Lester Samuel.
Second Gross – 67 (moc): Thern Loizos, Nathalie Le Senechal and Chesney Hughes. Second Net – 61: Mike Gallagher, Jason Chapman, Gary Charkham and Nathaniel Exekiek. Closest to the Pin #2: Ian Thring 16’ 2”; Pin #11: Lester Samuel 21’5”; Pin #8: Lester Samuel 5’5”; Pin # 15:Angela Lampe 13’; and Long Dive #6: Theron Loizos 268 yards.

By anguillian November 23, 2012 08:33


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