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Lakowe to host 2016 Total Charity Golf Tournament

By Christian Okpara   |   14 October 2016   |   2:12 am

This year’s annual Total Charity Golf Tournament will take place at the Lakowe Lakes Golf Course, Lekki, Lagos State, tomorrow.

Among other things, funds raised from the tournament are channeled to improve infrastructure in select charities in one of Total’s three locations in the country on a rotational basis yearly, as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility. The locations are Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja.

This year, two charity homes, which provide care for abandoned, motherless babies and vulnerable children in the society, will benefit from the special fund. They are Olive Blooms Orphanage Home, Ajah, Lagos, and Friends of Jesus Orphanage Home, Badore, both located in the Eti Osa Local Council of Lagos State.

The Managing Director/Chief Executive of Total E&P Nigeria Limited, Mr. Nicolas Terraz said, “We are happy to make this societal contribution in a way different from our core business.”

All players are expected to make voluntary donations as participating fees. The amounts raised will be added to a special fund set aside by and presented to the selected charity organisations.

In 2015, TEPNG donated proceeds from the tournament to the Zaamar Institute, Abuja, a learning ability centre for children with autism. Zaamar Institute utilised the funds for the provision of one-on-one classrooms; 2 toilet facilities; a store; and some play ground equipment for the children.

The tournament, which has been sponsored for 21 years by the NNPC/Total E&P Nigeria Joint Venture, tees off by 9a.m.

This year’s competition is expected to have 80 golfers from various parts of the country and will follow the Stableford format (short gun) and will be played over 18 holes.

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