Club for charity
For the first time, the Ee Hoe Hean Club’s golf tournament gave back to the community by donating its proceeds to less privileged children. Plus, tournament participants got the chance to win a Rolls-royce Ghost limousine.
Social and business club, Ee Hoe Hean Club, partnered with Rollsroyce Motor Cars Singapore to organise a charity golf tournament at Singapore Island Country Club on 16 March. An unprecedented first was the offer of a Rolls-royce Ghost limousine to the player who could score a hole-in-one. epicure was there to witness the action. The coveted luxury vehicle is worth at least $1.5 million, with the option of sprucing it up with unlimited bespoke detailing. The event also took on a charitable mission – supporting less privileged children through The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
Among the entrepreneurs, businessmen and Rolls-royce customers at the tournament were guest-of-honour Chua Thian Poh, chief executive officer and chairman of the Ho Bee Group, and Ho Sum Kwong, group publisher of epicure magazine and a director of Ee Hoe Hean Club. Founded in 1895, Ee Hoe Hean is one of Singapore’s most esteemed millionaire clubs. “With every celebration, we must remember those who have less. We have a responsibility to pass on the life values of giving to the next generation,” said Francis Ko, the Ee Hoe Hean Club president.
Although no one scored a hole-in-one at the golf course’s 14th hole, the event wasn’t for naught – $50,000 was raised from the game’s proceeds to benefit school-going children.