SANTA Charity Golf Tournament aims to raise $5,000,000

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December 01, 2016
Jennifer Davy swings to win, landing the first Killer Putt of the day, in the 2015 SANTA Golf Adult Tournament.

SANTA Jamaica's premier and largest amateur golf charity tournament raised $4 million dollars in 2015 and aims to raise $5 million this Christmas season for needy charities.

The annual event will feature the Chip & Putt Registration party tomorrow, the Junior segment on Saturday, and the adult tournament on Sunday.

SANTA (which stands for 'Seeing A Need, Taking Action'), an initiative formed by concerned citizens and businesses, has contributed over $40 million, time, equipment, and materials in order to help over 20 different charities since 2001. The main beneficiaries this year will be the Wortley home, Boys' Town Infant & Primary School, Lalyce Gray Basic School (based in the community), and the Constant Spring Police Station.

This year marks the 16th anniversary of the SANTA golfing event, which is a winning combination of sports, charity, fun, and celebration.

On Saturday, the junior golfers will play 18 holes in a shotgun tournament. The Juniors section will cater to all skill levels and allow a maximum participation of 50 golfers.

On Sunday, the adult section will open to all adult golfers with a Jamaica Golf Association-registered handicap, with tee times as early as 6:30 a.m. Each adult player, up to a maximum of 144 players, will get to play a full round of 18 holes.

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