Marketers Association of Zimbabwe, successfully held its fourth edition of the Annual Charity Golf day on Friday September 3, 2021 at the ZRP Golf Club in Harare.
The tournament had a high turnout of 20 teams drawn from member corporates and the Marketers Golf Society who took time on the golf course to play for the Charity.
This year’s golf day ran under theme ‘Prison Campaign’. The campaign initiative seeks to raise funds to purchase toiletries and blankets for inmates in Mashonaland West province.
It was indeed a fun day for golfers after a long break due to the lockdown restrictions which saw many sporting activities being put on hold.
This year’s event, was hosted by the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe in conjunction with the Marketers Golf Society.
The Charity Golf Day also gave company representatives an opportunity to interact and market their works to other corporates. The event provided opportunities for sponsors and gave them a chance to gain greater brand visibility and gain exposure.
MAZ Executive Secretary Mr Gillian Rusike, thanked all the people who came through to support the charity initiative and highlighted its importance to the needy.
“We will make sure that any money that comes in through the door is spent on the people who need it. We’ll be making sure they get the full service they need, and that they have all the basics they need through the funds we have raised here,” said Mr Rusike.
MAZ Charity Committee member, Tichaona Gandanhamo applauded the golfers for supporting the initiative which is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the Association.
“Over the years, we have managed to impact on the society in particular the needy through this Charity Golf initiative. We have had the ‘donate a shoe campaign as well as the ‘donate a hat’ campaigns.
We have managed to donate school shoes to the needy in Masvingo and Matthew Rusike Children’s Home. From the ‘donate a hat campaign we then donated sunscreen lotion to the Zimbabwe Albino Association last year,” said Gandanhamo.
He said funds from this campaign will be channeled towards purchasing blankets and toiletries for inmates in Kadoma.
In an interview of the sidelines of the Charity Golf Day, More Moyo highlighted that it was ‘more than just a golf event’.
“I’m both honored and privileged to be able to offer support to the event after being in contact with the organisers. I’ve seen the videos and pictures from previous years and it’s a testament to everyone involved that the event is going from strength to strength.
If I can help support that in any way possible then I’m happy to oblige. I’m sure this year’s event will be another brilliant success and vital funds will be raised to help the prisoners,” he said.
The MAZ grand prize, a floating trophy named the Agrippa Mugwagwa trophy was won by Oswell Farayi Ndoro was the overall winner.
Other winners were; Russell Chiradza , Trust Muchenje . Jane Salimu , Faina Bungare ,
For the ladies, Olivia Shumba won a prize for the longest drive Hole 1 together with P Madera.
More Moyo won the nearest the pin(Men) together with G Mangisi. For the ladies nearest the pin winners were G Rupara and A Marowa and for the nearest to the pin (ladies) winners were S Nyamutsaka , longest drive Hole 3 and A Marowa.
The event’s sponsors were Delta Corporation , Cassava Smartech , fbc Holdings , Premier Corporate Gifts , Nyaradzo Group , Clarxon Actuaries , Proton , Holiday Inn , SanServ Hygiene , Altran Security , POSB , Toyota Zimbabwe , Croco Motors , Dandemutande , Cimas , Lobels , Dairibord Holdings , Ensell & Company , Schweppes , Proton , Clean Box , JB &Media and Media Partner , Daily News.