Golf fundraisers pulls Shs75m for Rotarians

Winners. Peter Apell (R) picks Team Kabalaza’s award. PHOTO | EDDIE CHICCO

What you need to know:

  • Entebbe’s clubhouse team Kabalaza emerged as the best with 114 points from their best trio of Peter Apell (40), Elton Tembo (38) and Andrew Baguma (36).

The ability of sport to impact and change society is undoubted. At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, it is Joshua Cheptegei who produced 5000m and 10000m world records to give Uganda hope that life would return to normal. 

Stretch further back, the influx of football matches or road runs and marathons to fight cancer, sickle cells, fistula or to extend help to the needy have become a thing. 

On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Kitante spoke in the same tone as they wrapped up two weeks of a golf fundraiser. 

From Uganda Golf Club at Kitante last week, the Rotarians achieved their target of $20000 (Shs75m) when a field of 160 players took part in a round at the par-71 Entebbe course. 

Improvement of water supply
“I am happy for the partners and all golfers who joined hands in this fundraiser.,” said Hannington Mpiima, a member of Entebbe Club and a director in the Rotary Club of Kitante.

The proceeds are set to go towards the improvement of water supply in Kamwokya, a suburb of Kampala.

“This will be an annual championship on Labour Day every year,” said Mpiima. 
About 36 teams comprising four players each had contributed to the cause but also competed on the course. 

Entebbe’s clubhouse team Kabalaza emerged as the best with 114 points from their best trio of Peter Apell (40),
Elton Tembo (38) and Andrew Baguma (36).

There are other players from rotary like former Uganda Golf Union president Jim Muhwezi, a member of the Rotary Club of Kampala.

“I had taken time to play golf in Entebbe. The fundraising drive was a good social cause and I had to take part,” said the retired military officer.

ROTARY CLUB OF KITANTE  FUNDRAISER

ENTEBBE LEG RESULTS
BEST TEAMS
Kabalaza         114 points 
Emmanuel MC     109 pts
Master Power     109 pts (c/b)
SUBSIDIARIES 
GROUP WINNERS - MEN
GROUP A: 
Christopher Baguma   39 pts
GROUP B: 
Muhammad Jezan          42 pts
GROUP C: 
Peter Kagumya                  37 pts
LADIES - GROUP A: 
Rita Apell                                38 pts
GROUP B: 
Charity Atuhaire              39 pts
PUTTING SIDE-BET
Golfer: 
Patrick Mugisha
Non-Golfer: 
Andrew Ntegeka

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