Around Anguilla in 18 Holes

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Fifth Annual Around Anguilla in 18 Holes Golf Tournament Fundraiser

The fifth Annual Around Anguilla in 18 Holes Golf Tournament was held at Cuisinart Golf
Resort and Spa on December 10th, 2016. The Golf Tournament is a fundraiser organized by the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACOCI). The proceeds from this tournament and accompanying raffle are in aid of the ACOCI Annual Scholarship fund at the Anguilla Community College. Each year through this fund, a student who has demonstrated financial need and met other identified criteria is awarded a full scholarship to pursue an Associate Degree in Hospitality or Business at the Anguilla Community College.

Mirie Harris, who is the most recent recipient of the ACOCI Scholarship said, “As a proud
recipient of the ACOCI Scholarship I am thankful for being allotted this honour and opportunity
from both the Anguilla Community College and the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce. As a
student, these opportunities play a vital role in making dreams come true. It has opened the door to my journey by assisting me in completing the first step to becoming a Human Resource Analyst. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Again I am grateful to the Anguilla Community College for encouraging me to apply and to the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce for choosing me for this award.”

Golfers from both Anguilla and St. Maarten support this worthy cause. The golf tournament has also garnered a reputation for being a well organized friendly competition. Prior to the start of the tournament golfers were heard engaging in friendly banter about whose handicap should be lowered or expressing confidently that their team would emerge the winners.

The tournament is a Scramble and started at 9:30am. At 1:30pm, the golfers all assembled for the cocktail hour, closing ceremony and awards presentation. Most of the golfers socialized while a few waited in anticipation for Scott Delong, PGA to write the final scores on the scoreboard.

Lily Warning-Moses, Administrative Assistant, ACOCI and Coordinator for the Tournament
chaired the ceremony. Brief welcome remarks were given by Mr. Carlton Pickering, Executive
Director of ACOCI and succinct remarks were given by Professor Delroy Louden, President of
the Anguilla Community College. Professor Louden thanked the Chamber for their consistent
and dedicated support and gave an update on the construction for the new purpose built campus for the Anguilla Community College which has a proposed start date for early 2017.

The winners for the tournament were then announced and congratulated.

Hole Contest Winners:

Hole # 2 (Closest to the Pin), Joseph Shillingford; Hole #6 (Longest Drive), Theron Loizos; Hole # 8 (Closest to the Pin), Theron Loizos; Hole # 11 (Closest to the Pin), Andy Holmes; Hole # 15 (Closest to the Pin), Rodney Tackling

1st Gross Winners: Theron Loizos , Darren Banks, Elaine Banks, Nathalie Le Senechal
2nd Gross Winners: Kit Lee, Kenny Patterson, Ivan Havertong, Steve Oostroom
1st Net Winners: Anthony Gordon, Steve Daly, Jason Chapman, Gary Sharkham
2nd Net Winners: Jeff Griffith, Steve Hunt, Wayne Grady, Richard Oliver

Raffle prizes were then drawn followed by the Vote of Thanks given by ACOCI employee Karen Pina.

This year the title sponsor for the event was the Social Security Board and a token of
appreciation was presented to the representative. Other sponsors included Digicel, International Wine and Spirits who also contributed special items for the gift bags, Leviticus, Nagico, Anguilla Beaches, Keithley Lake and Associates, Cerulean Villa , Design Anguilla, Four Seasons Resorts and Residences, Greig’s Trucking and Heavy Equipment, Malliouhana (An Auberge Resort) and Dolphin Discovery.

Special thanks was extended to Cuisinart Golf Resort and Spa, Anguilla Golf Association,
Anguilla Community College, Mr. Scott Delong, PGA, Cuisinart Golf Club, Mr. Rodney
Tackling, Funtime Boat Charters, Ron’s Sign Shop, Hi-Tek Signs & Designs, Sonesta Great Bay Resort (St. Maarten), Tradewind Aviation, CapJuluca Resort, Sandbar, Picante, Ocean Echo, Irie Life, Anguilla Watersports, Pumphouse Restaurant, Dolce Vita, Hank’s Place, Palm Grove Bar & Grill, Tropical Sunset, Shoal Bay Villas and Grand Vin de France.

The Anguilla Chamber of Commerce and Industry continues to support education through the
ACOCI Scholarship Fund; partnering with the Anguilla Community College to improve higher
education opportunities in Anguilla. To find out more about the ACOCI Scholarship and
Associate Degrees contact the Anguilla Community College at 264-584-0844, info@acc.edu.ai
or visit the website at www.acc.edu.ai.

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