Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) held the “HKBU．ASHWORTH Golf Day 2022” on 4 November at the Eden Course of The Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling. The event attracted over 180 participants, and 146 of them formed 37 teams to compete for 32 awards. HK$2.25 million was successfully raised for the HKBU Foundation.
The event has been sponsored by the Chan Yin Chuen Memorial Charitable Foundation through the clothing brand ASHWORTH for the past three years. ASHWORTH also sponsored the event’s golf shirts for the second year. The funds raised will be used to support the University’s strategic development, particularly the six interdisciplinary research laboratories for expanding research strengthens, “Project SEED (Students Engagement, Enrichment & Development)”, and the provision of scholarships to needy students who want to further their studies or to participate in overseas exchange activities.
Officiating at the cheque presentation ceremony cum ceremonial tee-off were Mr Carlson Tong, Chairman of University Grants Committee; Ms Shirley Chan, representative of the Chan Yin Chuen Memorial Charitable Foundation and Vice Chairman of the YGM Group; Mr Allan Kwong, President and Chief Executive of Regal Holdings Corporation and the event’s venue sponsor; Mr Daniel O’Neill, Director of Golf at The Hong Kong Golf Club; Dr Ronald Lu, Co-Chairman of the event’s Organising Committee; Mr Ivan Wong, Vice Chairman of the Kum Shing Group (Representative of Dr K.K. Wong, Co-Chairman of the event’s Organising Committee); Mr Paul Poon, Deputy Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU; Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU; Professor Rick Wong, Interim Provost of HKBU; Dr Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) of HKBU; and Mrs Lily Chan, Director of University Advancement at HKBU and Secretary-General of the HKBU Foundation.
Since 2004, HKBU’s Golf Day has raised approximately HK$23 million in total proceeds.
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