Monday 26 October, 2020

Janouras tops Scotiabank Charity Golf Tournament

The Scotiabank Charity Golf Foundation teed off for an 18th year on Friday 19 May at the St. Andrews Golf Club in Moka, Maraval.

Corporate Trinidad & Tobago came out in full force to support, with 46 teams vying for the top spot in this year’s tournament. Ultimately Anthony Hosang and Adrian Sampson of Janouras Custom Designs Ltd emerged as this year’s victors. Teams Rentokil and FLOW took second and third place respectively.

Esau Oilfield Supplies Co Ltd walked away with the title of Best Dressed Male Team while the ladies of Risk Management Services Ltd took home Best Dressed Female Team.

Speaking to LoopTT following the tournament winner Anthony Hosang said it’s a good feeling to be able to give back to those in need through the Charity Golf Tournament.

“In Trinidad and Tobago, there are a lot of people that are in need and it is really good to be part of a tournament that is actually supporting people that can use those extra funds.”

The beneficiary of this year’s tournament is the Family Planning Association (FPA) of Trinidad and Tobago, which received $100,000 towards their efforts in promoting women’s health and wellness.

Acknowledging that the pool of funds available for NGOs in Trinidad and Tobago is quite small, President of the FPA of Trinidad and Tobago, Donna Da Costa Martinez, said she was “very, very happy” that the organisation was selected to partner with Scotiabank on their wellness initiative, adding “this really presents us with a fantastic opportunity to partner with private sector to ensure that we can reach out even further.”

The FPA provides a number of services to women, including contraception, pap smears, voluntary counselling and testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and breast examinations, consistent with the Scotiabank Foundation’s mandate of supporting women and engaging women in the community. 

"Scotiabank and the Scotiabank Foundation are committed to helping people and communities become better off. Furthermore, we readily support women and women's causes. I am honoured to be a part of an organisation that values the contributions of women and leverages diversity as a strength," said Anya Schnoor, Senior Vice President and Head, Caribbean East and South, Scotiabank and Chair of the Scotiabank Foundation.

In 2016, tournament proceeds went to the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society, towards their Community Cancer Screening Clinics in Mayaro, Matura and Moruga.

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