Ikoyi Club agog as qualifier for DOAM charity tournament holds
Players, friends and followers of golf are gearing up for the annual Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial (DOAM) Foundation’s Charity Golf Tournament, which qualifier holds tomorrow at the golf section of the Ikoyi Club 1938.
According to DOAMF, this year’s edition (10th) would showcase in retrospect, all the projects (in health and education) that the Foundation has executed with proceeds of its charity golf tournaments in the last nine years.
Pat Bassey, who has been the coordinator of the organizing committee of the event since inception, said over 80,000 lives had been touched, adding that a significant part of the funding for the various life-changing projects have come from the annual charity golf tournament.
“It has been a memorable journey for all of us involved in this project. For a decade, we have volunteered to support this project which gives hope to the hopeless and makes the weak strong,” he said.
“The Foundation has supported less privileged and underserved people and communities facing challenges particularly in the areas of health and education. It has awarded scholarships, built e-libraries, sickbays, organized free medical outreach programs and, more importantly, educated and mentored Nigerian children and youths,” he added.
Bassey explained that the achievements would not have been possible, were it not for the magnanimity and support shown to the Foundation by corporate organizations and kind-hearted individuals during the yearly Charity Golf Tournaments. Hence, as a mark of gratitude, this year’s 10th edition would be devoted to showcasing the various intervention projects that have been made possible with the support received from donors.
He also, confirmed that the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938, and the Ikoyi Golf Community, in Lagos, have been very supportive, having adopted the Foundation as a key ally in deploying Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.
A member of the Organizing Committee, Ebi Pinnick said: “The 2020 DOAMF Charity Golf Tournament is a way of consolidating the trust patrons have in the Foundation” reiterating that “the organizing team remains optimistic that this year, there would be more interventions that will build on and surpass our previous efforts in the last nine years.”
The Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial (DOAM) Foundation is a charity, humanitarian, and non-governmental organization established in 2007, in memory of Master Daniel Ogechi Akujobi (1992-2005) who died from injuries he sustained in a fatal highway accident on his way back to school along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Ogun State, Nigeria. He was the only son of his parents.
Since its establishment, the Foundation has offered scholarships to several vulnerable but intelligent students in educational institutions within the country and donated Sickbays, Libraries, Lavatories to schools across Nigeria. It has also undertaken various life-improving programs including de-worming of children, free medical screening and treatment, mentorship, educational, nutritional and psycho-social support to children and youths.
The Foundation provides a platform to inspire and positively affect the lives of the most vulnerable and over 80, 000 lives have been impacted through the Foundation’s programmes.
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