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​Golfing for a good cause 

Published on: 24-Jul-2017

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It was a good game, declared our business and community partners at the end of the game, as they posed with Mr Masagos Zulkifli bin Masagos Mohamad, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources.


2017 may be a year of gloomy headlines about the economic outlook but it did not stop NTU's Business & Community Partners (BCP) Golf Challenge from exceeding its fundraising target by nearly 50 percent this year! Supported by Nanyang Business School and the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, this fund-raising golf event aims to help needy students receive the university education they deserve.

On 17 May, this fundraising golf event, now in its seventh year, managed to raise S$293,850 for NTU bursaries.

The event started with a morning of golfing at the Seletar Country Club. Gracing the occasion was the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos Zulkifli bin Masagos Mohamad. It was followed by a dinner for fellow golfers to network and rekindle friendship; as well as a charity auction of paintings donated by Master Tan Khoon Yong, a renowned local feng shui grandmaster and painter.

"The funds disbursed annually can be used by bursary recipients to pay for their tuition fees, books and living expenses," said Mr Simon Lee, Chairman of the BCP Committee. This committee consists of four NBS alumni, four NTU engineering alumni and one corporate partner.

"We hope that the bursary award recipients will appreciate the generosity of the donors and contribute back to society in ways that they can in future," the founder of IT outsourcing and managed services provider Thatz International added.

He said: "Upon graduation, I urge them to stay connected with their alma mater and their schoolmates. I hope they will continue to engage with one another for the advancement of both NTU and themselves."

BCP committee member Mr Willie Wong echoed his sentiment. Despite a hectic work schedule, the NBS alumnus makes an effort to attend as many NBS events as possible.  Besides supporting the BCP Golf Challenge, he also attends other alumni events regularly.

"Amongst all alumni events, my family and I really enjoyed the NBS Alumni Homecoming in March. It's really heartening to be able to spend time together with family members, as well as fellow alumni, students, faculty, and entrepreneurs on campus for food, music and networking," he added.

 

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