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Trophies, high-value prizes at stake as DOAMF charity tournament tees off


The final of the Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial (DOAM) Foundation Golf Tournament, featuring about 190 players, tees off tomorrow at the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos, with an array of prizes to be won courtesy of electronics giant, LG, and others.

This year’s tournament is heavily backed by an impressive lineup of individual and corporate donors/sponsors, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Diamond Bank Plc, ARM Pension Managers, Radial Circle Group, Zenith Bank Plc, Providus Bank, Channels Television, Silverbird Television, Grand OAK, Cappa & D’Alberto, SPAR (Park N’ Shop), ExxonMobil, Fidelity Bank Plc, Victoria Crown Plaza, LG Electronics, Ikoyi Club 1938, Raddisson Hotel, and many more.

Speaking on what participanst should expect at the event, the Coordinator, Mr. Pat Bassey said: “As is usual for this special tournament, the Ikoyi Golf Course is being put in great but very challenging shape to ensure the emergence of a truly deserving 2019 Champion of the DOAM Foundation Charity Golf Tournament. With best-in-class golfing hospitality and mouthwatering prizes on offer, participating golfers are in for a special tournament day treat that has become the hallmark of this annual event.”

Proceeds from this year’s tournament will enable the Foundation increase its scholarship roll to 60 students, boost its back-to-school and mentorship programmes, re-equip and refurbish an accident and trauma centre, power various medical missions and healthy living (Health is Wealth) enlightenment programmes, as well as expand its empowerment (skills acquisition) initiatives. All of these initiatives are aimed at touching lives of our less privileged citizens.

The event will be rounded off with a closing ceremony and Awards’ Cocktail later that evening, at which event the DOAM Foundation will show appreciation to those corporate organisations, groups, and individuals without whose support the Foundation’s impact would be severely limited.

The Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial (DOAM) Foundation is a charitable, humanitarian, and non-governmental organisation 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 a number of 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.


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