The Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan in partnership Dialog Enterprise, the corporate solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, presents the Par 3 Golf Classic for the 2nd consecutive year, set to be held on October 26th 2019. This year’s event promises to be a day of competitive golf for the members of the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) with the golfers set to tee-off at 7 AM and in the afternoon at 1 PM.
The Dialog Enterprise – Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Tournament is a unique event, where the entire course is converted to a par 54 course, the only one of its kind in Sri Lanka. With the holes being of various lengths but all playing to a par 3 each, this tournament presents a challenging yet fun outing for the players. This annual golfing event is held with the objective of collecting funds to aid multiple community development projects initiated, monitored and managed by the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan. The partnership of Dialog Enterprise reiterates the company’s commitment to the advancement of the sport in Sri Lanka, but also in the enrichment of local communities.
Jehaan Ismail, President of The Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan (RCCM) said, “We are excited once again to organise the Dialog Enterprise Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Classic 2019, which has become a much anticipated event at the Royal Colombo Golf Club. This is the fourth consecutive year the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan has presented the Par 3 Golf Classic, one of our main fundraising projects for the year and we are very appreciative to our title sponsor and other sponsors for coming forward to help us in our various projects. This year the theme for our club is ‘Connecting Children for a Better Future’ and with that in mind we have identified some key areas of focus on to serve our community. Some of the funds will go towards the up keep and maintenance of the Sri Lanka’s first Child-Friendly Police Station that includes a separate building in Ragama built entirely with funds raised by our Club”
“Other projects we are managing and supporting include Lama Piyasa facility for the treatment of abused and neglected children at the Ragama Rehabilitation Hospital, the Sunshine Games a sports meet and carnival for a 1000 differently able children. Little Minds/Strong Values”, a library of videos using songs, short stories and idioms targeted at preschool children highlighting strong positive values The maintenance and teach of English, IT and dancing at Gamini Vidyalaya, in Kelaniya and Methsewana –Thanamalwilla, a home for differently abled and intellectually challenged children, that houses over 100 children and to help the minor children of caddies and minor staff of the Royal Colombo Golf Club,” added Jehaan.
Group Chief Officer of Dialog Enterprise, Jeremy Huxtable said, “Dialog Axiata PLC as a responsible corporate, is honoured to have stepped in to sponsor this prestigious tournament that is played in the best spirit of the game, in order to assist the less privileged and uplift communities. Furthermore, Dialog Enterprise has been a continuous supporter of the sport in the country, sponsoring Sri Lanka’s main golf clubs, promoting golf for school children and sponsoring leading golfers from Sri Lanka amongst others.”
The platinum sponsor for the day of golf and fun is Dusit Thani Beachfront Balapitiya. The gold sponsor for the event is Peoples Bank, with over five decades of operations, its Sri Lanka’s premier banking institution and the . The Airline partner for the event is Sri Lankan Airlines – you’re our world. Other partners for the event include Softlogic Life, NDB, Park Street Gourmet and the Favourite Group.
The Dialog Enterprise Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Classic 2019 is set to be a memorable day of top quality golf at the Royal Colombo Golf Club. This, shotgun Par 3 tournament is a popular event amongst club members and is held in a fun atmosphere with live music and entertainment at the Gala award ceremony held on the evening of the event.