As a result of the players’ generosity at last year’s pre-Christmas Sterling Asset Management 20th Anniversary Golf Charity Tournament, representatives from Maxfield Park Children’s Home and Calabar High School gathered today at the investment company’s headquarters in New Kingston.
These significant six-figure donations were made possible by the ‘mulligans’ innovation on the day of the Tournament. Best described as a ‘do-over’ shot tariff when a strike had gone awry, golfers pre-purchased cash tickets for their imperfect strokes. Tallied up, the amount was doubled by Sterling and then split between the two institutions.
Of the handover, Mr Ross stated: “We (Sterling) know that there is a lot of continuing need in the education and social care systems in Jamaica, so we’re happy that we were able to raise this amount of money to benefit both vital institutions and the work that they continue to do”.
An emotional Maxwell Coldspring, Operations Manager of Maxfield Park Children’s Home added: “Any time you (Sterling) gives Maxfield Park Children’s Home a donation, it goes a long way. Our children have so many issues and problems that it doesn’t matter how much the amount is, it will go a great distance to help them. And this is a significant amount. We live off donations and wherever you get it from is greatly appreciated. We thank Sterling Asset Management for giving us this significant cheque because even though you may not see the effect of it here in this building, we, at the Home will. Thank you again.”
David Miller, President of Calabar Old Boys’ Association concluded, “The support of Calabar Old Boys and corporate Jamaica is very important to the further development of Calabar High school, especially at this time as we prepare to get boys back into classrooms and get the curriculums back up and running. So any support we can receive is very much appreciated.” Sterling has indicated that they would specifically like these proceeds to support the Calabar Student Feeding programme, which is an initiative run by the Old Boys’ Association that assists students in need of meals to return to, and be productive in school.
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