No fewer than 150 golfers from various parts of the country are expected to participate in the 20th edition of Total’s Annual Golf Charity Tournament, which tees off by 7:00 a.m. at the IBB International Golf & Country Club, Abuja tomorrow (Saturday).
This year’s competition, according to an official statement, would be by Stable Ford format, and played over 18 holes.
The UNION reports that the tournament is designed to raise funds for improvement of infrastructure in selected local charities as part of the company’s social responsibility.
“All players are expected to make voluntary donations as participating fees. The amount realised will be added to a special fund set aside by Total, and presented to selected charity organizations,” the statement read.
It added that the proceeds from this year’s tournament shall be donated for improvement of infrastructure at the Zaamar Institute, Abuja, a learning ability centre for children with autism.
“Total E&P Nigeria is proud to continue supporting such initiatives aimed at giving back to society,” Managing Director, Total E&P Nigeria Ltd, Nicolas Terraz, said.
It would be recalled that two charities in Lagos benefitted from the proceeds of this initiative in 2013.
They are: Ajofa Special Education Foundation for the Deaf and St. Kizito Clinic, Idi-Araba.
In 2014, the Compassion Home, Nkpogu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, a care centre for physically challenged children, was the beneficiary.
Total has been in the upstream sector of the Nigerian petroleum industry for more than 50 years.
The UNION reports that the Group’s operated production in Nigeria was 261,000 boe/d in 2013.
– Teddy Nwanunobi, Abuja