October, 11, 2018
The Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan in partnership Dialog Enterprise presents the Par 3 Golf Classic, set to tee off on October 27th 2018 from 7.30am onwards, it promises to be a day of competitive golf for the members of the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC). Organised for the third consecutive year by the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan.
Dialog Enterprise – Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Tournament is a unique event, where the entire course is converted to a par 54 course-the only one of its kind held in Sri Lanka. With the holes being of various lengths but all playing to a par 3 each, this tournament presents a challenging yet fun outing for the players.
This annual golfing event is held with the objective of collecting funds to aid multiple community development projects initiated, monitored and managed by the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan. The partnership of Dialog Enterprise reiterates the company’s commitment to the advancement of the sport in Sri Lanka, but also in the enrichment of local communities.
The day will be filled with many fun activities in addition to the golf. Speaking at the launch event Neluka Silva, President of The Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan (RCCM) said, “It is a tremendous privilege to privilege to organise the Dialog Enterprise Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Classic 2018 with the support of RCGC. This is our first fundraising event for the year. Through this and subsequent fundraisers, we will fund more than a dozen projects serving humanity such as Sri Lanka’s first Child-Friendly Police Station that includes a separate building in Ragama built entirely with funds raised by our Club”
Neluka further added, “ Our ongoing projects include “Little Minds/Strong Values”, a library of videos using songs, short stories and idioms targeted at preschool children highlighting strong positive values; a vocational program for underprivileged children at Gamini Vidyalaya sponsoring English, dance and IT classes, our annual flagship project Sunshine Games - a sports carnival for 1000 differently abled children, supporting the RCGC Caddies’ and Minor Staff children’s school book fund, and funding for CCC Foundation – CCC Line and CCC House, a transit home for cancer patients. On behalf of our club, I take this opportunity to thank all the generous sponsors and all donors who continuously contribute to the success of our projects. Thank you for helping us to make a difference and be the inspiration to the needy”
Chief Officer of Dialog Enterprise, Jeremy Huxtable said, “Dialog Axiata, as responsible corporate, is honoured to have stepped in to sponsor this prestigious tournament that is played in the best spirit of the game in order to assist the less privileged and uplift communities.”
The gold sponsor for the day of golf and fun is ICC - Sri Lanka’s pioneering infrastructure and multi-sector general contractor with their Oceanfront Condominiums. The silver sponsor for the event is Peoples Bank, with over five decades of operations, its Sri Lanka’s premier banking institution. The Airline partner for the event is Sri Lankan Airlines – you’re our world. Other partners for the event include Softlogic Life, AkzoNobel, Victoria Villa, Park Street Gourmet and the Favourite Group.
The Dialog Enterprise Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Classic 2018 is set to be a memorable day of top quality golf at the Royal Colombo Golf Club. This, the only Par 3 tournament in the country is a popular event amongst club members and is held in a fun atmosphere with live music and entertainment at the Gala award ceremony held on the evening of the event.