Charity golf day raises $33,000
The 1st Annual Skyport, Aecon & Bermuda Airport Authority Charity Golf Day raised more than $30,000 for two local charities.
The event was held on October 11 at Tucker's Point Golf Club with all proceeds going to Mirrors and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda. Thirty teams registered to play with 120 golfers taking to the course for the inaugural event.
Aaron Adderley, President, Skyport, says: “We are thrilled with the response to our first charity fundraiser. Mirrors and Big Brothers Big Sisters were both chosen for their positive impact on the lives of our young people. Skyport believes in supporting the education and development of kids by investing in schools and various programs, so for us, these two organizations were ideal charities to donate all proceeds to. We look forward to an even more successful event next year.”
Thanks to sponsors and partners, the 1st Annual Skyport, Aecon & Bermuda Airport Authority Charity Golf Day was able to raise $33,737 for charity in its first year. Many of the sponsors included subcontractors who are presently working on the site of the airport redevelopment project.
Patrina O'Connor-Paynter, Managing Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda, says: “On behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda, I would like to thank Skyport, Aecon, Bermuda Airport Authority and their partners for their commitment to the youth of Bermuda. We are truly grateful for this generous donation. We are also excited that members have reached out looking to get involved in both the BBBS and Mirrors programs by offering their time and various skillsets. This fundraiser has also encouraged BBBS and Mirrors to look at other ways we can collaborate and build on our relationship. Thank you for being a part of our village.”
Kimberley Jackson, Programme Coordinator, Mirrors, says: “On behalf of the entire Mirrors family, we are very much appreciative of this generous donation from Skyport, Aecon and Bermuda Airport Authority. The Mirrors Programme is committed to the success of youth. Our aim is to connect them to opportunities that can lead them to success, allowing them to participate as productive citizens of our community. This donation will allow us to further our cause and build on the relationship between Mirrors and Big Brothers Big Sisters. With help from supporters like Skyport, we will strengthen our youth and families for a better Bermuda. Thank you!”
Sponsors for the event included Aecon, Argo, BAC Group of Companies, BCM McAlpine, Benson Steel, Bermuda Scaffolding, Burrows Lightbourne Ltd, Correia Construction, Current Vehicles, Digicel, Fairmont Southampton, Fish Construction, Foursite-Greymane, Glidepath, Grotto Bay Beach Resort, Hamilton Princess, HDDC, iHope Global, JetBlue, Kaissa, Lili Bermuda, LinkBermuda, Menzies Aviation, MEF, NYIAX, NORR, NR Windows, Palgag, Performance Solutions, Peugeot, Sea Cargo Air Cargo/Best Shipping, Rosewood Bermuda, Sea Link Construction, Security Associates, Scott Associates, Stantec, St. George's Club and Update Group.
• Press release from Skyport