HKBU 65th Anniversary．ASHWORTH Golf Day 2021 raises HK$2.3 million
Team Champion – Elite Champ
Team 1st Runner Up – Telecom Digital Team
Team 2nd Runner Up – REDROCKS Team
Alumni Cup Champion – Baptist Chemists Team
Miss Phyllis Tang, member of the Hong Kong National Golf Team and this year's Golf Promotion Ambassador, helped raise funds for HKBU by competing with the participants
Organising Committee members and Professor Alexander Wai posed for a group photo
Officiating guests at the cheque presentation ceremony: (from left) Mr. Dean Nelson, Dr. Ronald Lu, Mr. Thomas Mak, Mr. Paul Kwong, Mr. Peter Chan, Professor Alexander Wai, Mr. Paul Poon, Professor Rick Wong and Mrs. Lily Chan
The HKBU 65th Anniversary．ASHWORTH Golf Day 2021 was held with great success on 29 October 2021 at the Eden Course of The Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling. The event has been sponsored by the Chan Yin Chuen Memorial Charitable Foundation through the clothing brand ASHWORTH for the past two years. ASHWORTH also sponsored the event’s golf shirts.
The event attracted over 200 participants including 161 golf-lovers who formed 41 teams to take part in the tournament. A total of HK$2.3 million was successfully raised for the HKBU Foundation in support of the University’s strategic development, particularly the six interdisciplinary research laboratories, Project SEED (Student Engagement, Enrichment and Development), as well as the provision of scholarships for needy students to pursue further studies or to participate in overseas exchange activities. As one of the major fundraising and fellowship events, the annual Golf Day has raised an aggregate amount of HK$22.5 million in the past 18 years. As a token of appreciation, souvenirs were presented to HKBU Accounting Alumni and Dr. Lobo Louie in recognition of their staunch support for the Golf Day for 10 years.
The cheque presentation ceremony cum the ceremonial tee-off was officiated by Mr. Peter Chan, representative of the Chan Yin Chuen Memorial Charitable Foundation and ASHWORTH; Mr. Paul Kwong and Mr. Thomas Mak, representatives of Certiz Premier Products Limited, the event’s Venue Sponsor; Mr. Dean Nelson, Director of Golf at The Hong Kong Golf Club; Dr. Ronald Lu, Co-Chairman of the Organising Committee; Mr. Paul Poon, Deputy Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU; Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor; Professor Rick Wong, Interim Provost of HKBU; and Mrs. Lily Chan, Director of University Advancement and Secretary-General of the HKBU Foundation.
After rounds of keen competition, a dinner cum prize presentation ceremony was held. In his address, Professor Wai expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the sponsors of the event, particularly the Chan Yin Chuen Memorial Charitable Foundation and ASHWORTH as well as Certiz Premier Products Limited for being Title Sponsor and Venue Sponsor respectively. He also thanked members of the Organising Committee for their invaluable advice which facilitated the smooth running of the event. There was also a “Lucky Draw” session after the prize presentation ceremony.
To secure more resources for the University, a charity auction of fine red wines was held this year. The fun-filled moments at the Golf Day would be captured in the newspaper supplements published in Hong Kong Economic Times and Sing Tao Daily on 5 November 2021.