Rotary-Nissan Partnership Drives Golf for a Cause

THE Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro (Mother Club) and Nissan-Universal Motors Corporation (assembler and distributor of the Nissan Patrol, Murano, Navara and Urvan) have joined forces to ensure the success of “Golf for a Cause” on February 14-17, 2013 at the world-class Pueblo de Oro Golf Course in Cagayan de Oro City.

“The Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro (RC CDO), Rotary Foundation and Nissan-Universal Motors Corporation (Nissan-UMC) are coming together to raise funds for a training center for the Indahag Relocation Site which houses 1,700 households displaced by Tropical Storm Sendong,” said Marillo Paano, club president.

“With the cooperation of Habitat for Humanity, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the city government and concerned citizens, the center will provide basic technical skills for both men and women to help them seek employment,” he further said.

Mr. Paano added, “Because of the global partnership of Nissan and Habitat for Humanity International, the desire to strengthen our consumer base in Cagayan de Oro, and the opportunity to provide sustainable livelihood to the Sendong victims, it was an easy decision to partner with the Mother Club in this year’s “Golf for a Cause”, said Honeymae A. Limjap, assistant vice president, marketing and sales, Universal Motors Corporation. “Together with our local partner Nissan Cagayan de Oro, we hope that this golf tournament is only the beginning of a long term relationship with the business community of CDO.”

Carlos Gorospe, past president and project chair, said they are inviting fellow Rotarians and golfers from all over the region to enjoy the tournament and help do their bit in helping the Sendong victims.

“We will be giving away a brand new Nissan Navara pick-up courtesy of Nissan Universal Motors Corporation and Nissan Cagayan to the hole-in-one winners,” said PP Gorospe. “We will also give away P100, 000 to other hole-in-one winners in three par 3 holes.”

Other prizes/awards await participants with the lowest gross and lowest net (36 holes); Class Champions and Runners-ups for Class A, B, C and D (18 holes) as well as to the Ladies Champions.

Registration is only P1, 500 for two-days play with prizes awaiting the first 50 registrants and tokens for the first 250.

Other major sponsors for Golf for a Cause include Rep. Peter M. Unabia (1st District, Misamis Oriental), Opol Bgy. Capt. Max Seno, MAA General Assurance Phils., Inc., Pioneer Insurance & Surety Corporation and Stronghold Insurance Co. Inc.

Hole Sponsors include the following: We-Fix Construction/Casa Isabella, Kingston Lodge, Vertical Builders, Mocha Trucking/Triland Management, TThS Golf Group, Kim In Su Enterprise, Hosanna Academy, Puerto Community Hospital, PDG Tinnex & PP Devin Jaraula, Suvisco Industries Inc., Barangay Nazareth, Galam Music Lounge, WMC Cold Storage, Oroport Cargo Handling Services Inc. and First Gusa Caltex.

Shabu-way Hot Pot Cuisine, DBP Northern Mindanao, DBP Northeastern Mindanao, King’s Cross Development Corp., Boysen Pacific Paints, DML Trucking, Maxandrea Hotel/8’s Hightime, UCPB Cogon Branch, UCPB Velez Branch, Virginia Food Inc., Cham’s, La Ilongga-Ororama, Colgate-Palmolive Phils. Inc., Pelican Industrial Sales and PE Ferdie & Ja Bernasor.

Llanillo – Romero Optical Clinic, Triple Jr, Fours Agritrade Inc., Alegria Hills, Clarenzon Marketing, Messrs. Ed Gulle & Benjie Calo, Engine Pro Motor Corp. & Denvi and Lito Cabrera, Sterling Savings Bank & Midway White Beach Resort/Minkay Restobar, Leonardo-Vicente Associates & Consolidated Bldg. Maintenance, Inc., Rep. Maximo B. Rodriguez, Jr., Paceman Multi-Purpose Cooperative and San Miguel Corporation.

The organizers also wish to acknowledge the assistance received from the following: Star-Ads, Ultra Craft, Seda Hotel, Redbrick, Crocs, Nature’s Spring, Parasat Cable TV and Pryce Plaza.

BusinessWeek Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News, Mindanao Star, The Cagayan de Oro Times and BWM Magazine are the exclusive print media partners for the tournament.

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