Fun and funds met on the golfing green on 5 September 2008 at a charity golf tournament organized by City Harvest Community Services Association (CHCSA).
The JOY (Joining the Young and Old) Charity Golf Tournament – held at the Orchid Country Club – was organized by the House of JOY, an arm of the Association which specialises in services that jointly help the elderly and youth.
The idea for this event came from a group of golf enthusiasts. Wanting to take their interest further, they decided on a joint-partnership with CHCSA to organize this event to raise funds while having fun.
The tournament worked on a pay-to-play concept – corporations forked out $5,000 for four persons for a round of golf, with the proceeds going to charity. The tournament itself was only one of the highlights – a cocktail reception, dinner, and song performances rounded up the festivities.
True to the spirit of giving, the winning golfers even auctioned off their prizes. Celebrity filmmaker Jack Neo, a special guest at the event, entertained the crowd with a few songs, and did his part to raise money by auctioning off an autographed event poster.
The event proved a success on many levels. The total amount raised could not be released in time for publication.
Sheryl Lim, a social worker with CHCSA said, “This event is a good way to merge two things: raising funds while having fun.”