PRESS RELEASE – THE 25th edition of the Rotary Club of Gros Islet Charity Golf Tournament teed off at the Sandals Golf Club at Cap Estate last Saturday. Hitting the links were dozens of the island’s keenest golfers, all in aid of the various charitable projects being undertaken by one of the island’s leading service organisations.
This time around, the tournament was played with title sponsorship from Saint Lucia and the Caribbean’s foremost provider of telecommunications solutions, Flow. Flow teamed up with the Rotary Club of Gros Islet not just for the tournament, but in an ongoing partnership throughout this year that stands to benefit thousands of people in need.
Among the projects on which the Rotary Club of Gros Islet has worked in recent years include support for the school feeding programme, helping teach youngsters in Gros Islet the game of golf, providing for children with special needs, raising part funding for the Child Development & Guidance Centre, and assisting the Grow Well Centre located in Gros Islet.
It is that philanthropic bent that has led Flow to step up its collaboration with the Rotary Club of Gros Islet, given the sort of impact these projects have had on communities and citizens across the nation.
“We are proud to be able to lend a hand to the Rotary Club of Gros Islet, as we recognise that they have been doing and continue to do tremendous work that genuinely benefits ordinary Saint Lucians,” said Flow Communications Specialist, Terry Finisterre. “There is a confluence of goals, as we set out to have a similarly lasting impression with our Christmas Community Projects. These interventions are so very necessary in our country at this time, and we will certainly be encouraging our leadership team and our staff to pitch in.”
The value for the partnership between Flow and the Rotary Club of Gros Islet is in the region of $15,000 for 2018. In addition to last weekend’s Charity Golf Tournament, Flow will also be working with the club on an island-wide road safety project, which will be based on advocacy to improve law enforcement; erection of signage; physical assets to improve safety; and education at all levels.
Rotary International is one of the principal partners of the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation, formed in 2017 to execute relief and recovery activities in the countries affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.