SINGAPORE - A charity golf tournament organised by the Ee Hoe Hean Club took place at the Singapore Island Country Club today (March 16).
The club later presented a cheque for $50,000 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) to support underprivileged school children.
Club chairman Francis Ko said it hopes to promote the spirit of giving through the event.
"We want to pass on this attitude of giving to the next generation," he said. "It's part of education - not just in the form of opportunities, but also in terms of character and development."
Ee Hoe Hean Club chose the STSPMF as the beneficiary for the event in hopes of raising its profile among the non-Mandarin-speaking community.
The tournament was attended by some of Singapore's most successful entrepreneurs, including guest of honour Chua Thian Poh, chief executive officer and chairman of Ho Bee Group.
Event partner Rolls-Royce sponsored the tournament, including a hole-in-one prize of a $1.5 million Rolls-Royce Ghost limousine. However, no one won the car.
Said Ms Renee Chua, managing director of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore: "It has always been our philosophy that as one rises from strength to strength, we remember the importance of giving back to the community."
In the light of the tournament's success, Mr Ko said there are plans to turn it into a regular charity event.
The Ee Hoe Hean Club, founded in 1895, is one of Singapore's oldest millionaire clubs. Past members included businessmen and philanthropists Tan Kah Kee and Gan Eng Seng.