The 2021 Tryall-Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI) Charity Golf Tournament, was a resounding success with Keith Stein emerging as the winner.
The event, which was sponsored by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, took place at the Tryall Golf Course in Hanover and replaced the annual CUMI Run/Walk event, which has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the protocols imposed by the Government.
The tournament concluded on Saturday, September 11.
Kamal Powell, regional marketing manager, J. Wray and Nephew Limited, congratulated Stein on emerging victorious.
“We applaud Mr Stein’s victory. We also applaud him for being committed to supporting the efforts of CUMI, and we hope he, and the other golfers who chose to participate, will continue to support the cause and help raise more funds that will aid the charity in its mandate of providing remedial intervention and rehabilitation for those suffering from mental illnesses,” Powell said.
Stein, who is director of golf operations, Rose Hall Developments, was elated to have topped the competition and to collect his prizes which included a bottle of Appleton Estate 15-Year-old Black River Casks.
According to Stein, it would have been remiss of him not to join the tournament, given that it is geared towards assisting persons who are mentally ill, a movement he is passionate about.
“I am very familiar with CUMI. I know a lot of the folks that work in it and are involved. I’ve known them for a long time. It’s a great event. I’m happy to be here… [It was a] great experience today,” he said.
Stein also gave credit to the president of Jamaica Golf Association, Jodi Munn-Barrow, who was his partner for the competition.
CUMI Chairman Trina DeLisser also offered her congratulations to Stein and all the other competitors whose funds will assist persons in need.
“The golf tournament is our premier fundraising event. We always need funds to support our cause to assist the mentally ill,” she said.
All the proceeds raised in the event will go towards CUMI, a registered charitable organisation, which over the past 30 years has provided Rehabilitation Day Centre Services for mentally ill people in Montego Bay.
CUMI has also worked to improve the physical and mental health, as well as the basic quality of life for those in need and aimed to raise J$2 million through the recently held tournament.
The format of the tournament was a two-person team scramble, which allowed for all levels of players to enter, with many other fun competitions during the event.