The 11th Annual TCIFA Golf Scramble, Raising Funds For Youth Development
The TCIFA (Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association) Golf Scramble returned to Provo Golf Club in Providenciales on Sunday, November 4th, 2018. It is part of the FA’s annual campaign to raise funds to promote and support the youth development football programmes across the Turks & Caicos Islands.
“The Golf Scramble brings our community together, away from the football fields, for a day of fun and celebration of our youth programme accomplishments. This year, over 92 participants and 23 teams attended the event, raising over $15,000.00. Through this platform, we are able to support youth tournaments such as the inter-island youth competitions, school tournaments, showcases, identification camps, and also provide some access to scholarship funding for dedicated players, ” expressed TCIFA President, Sonia Fulford.
Throughout the day, participants enjoyed an array of on course challenges in addition to an 18-hole scramble. These activities included a free kick with a football at the 10th hole, men and women longest drive, closest to the pin, and hole-in-one contests with $2,500 and $3,000 up for grabs. An awards ceremony was conducted following the scramble, where prizes were awarded to the winning and losing teams; and a silent auction also took place. The silent auction was garnished with over 28 prizes, at starting bids.
President Fulford went on to say that, “It is our hope to continue to partner with businesses within the local community who believe in our vision. After a huge setback due to the 2017 hurricanes, the event turned out to be a success. Over the past 11 years, this tournament has grown into something special, and something to look forward to nearing the holiday season. Thanks to the generosity of the many persons and businesses who were able to make that significant difference. Supporting the youth of our community is nothing short of a great investment. We are building young minds, and providing them with an opportunity to learn, grow and lead”.
In commenting on F Chambers’ partnership with the TCIFA for the second time, Mark Fulford had this to say, “ F Chambers is very pleased to continue its sponsorship of the TCIFA Golf Scramble. We view the work that TCIFA is doing throughout the community for our youth, as critical to the development of our children. So, we are happy that we can support the TCIFA in putting on this fundraiser on an annual basis. We look forward to our continued support in growing the TCIFA youth development football programmes from strength to strength throughout the entire Turks & Caicos. “
The 11th Annual Golf Scramble was an exciting and successful fundraising event, thanks to headline sponsor F Chambers, and co-sponsors Provo Golf Club, Caicos Express, Digicel, Business Solutions, The Tuscany, ProvoTravel, Royal Jewels, Walkin Marine, Graceway IGA, Beaches TCI, interCaribbean Airways, Ocean Club Resorts, The Shore Club on Long Bay Beach, Ports of Call Resort, Caribbean Element, Parallel 23 at the Palms, Flowers by EA, Bay Bistro, Gansevoort, Kalooki’s Gracebay, Missick’s Contracting, Miller Simons O’Sullivan, Simone’s Bar and Grill, Sail Rock Resort, Jai’s , Crackpot Kitchen, Olympia Destination Management Company, Do It Center, HardRock Concrete Company, Elite Brokerage, The Wine Cellar, Casablanca Casino, RBC Royal Bank, Caicos Mart, ENE Shipping and Trading, Tropical Gas, Custom Candii’s, Leslie Watts, Gerry Gregg, and Mervin Cox.