Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:30

£15k Raised By PlayItForward for The Children's Centre

A total of £15k has been raised by the Microgaming owned PlayItForward initiative, with the help of a Charity Golf Day which took place on May 25th, at Castletown Golf Club. It’s the fourth time that Microgaming organized this event, and this time there were 21 teams that took place, from various local businesses. The conditions were gorgeous for the day and the teams had a great time as they advanced through the course for this event of 18 holes. The purpose was to raise money for Isle of Man’s The Children’s Centre.

The winners were Chicks With Sticks, a team whose members were Tami James, Bronwen Raatgever, Stephanie Green and Jane Holt. They had 107 points at the end, while the team from second place, Coutts, had 106. Finally, Newfield came in third place, with 105 points.

Various other accolades and prizes were given to the participating players as the day progressed, making things interesting along the way. A great one was the Mini Cooper that was offered to the winner of the Hole in One competition. This one was not won by anyone, unfortunately. The sponsor for this event was Jacksons Isle of Man.

Another prize, that came from the same Jacksons Isle of Man, was the offer to drive a BMW for an entire weekend. The one that had the longest drive, and got this prize, was Daryl Callister. There was even a Best Dressed award given here, and the ones getting it was Team Holy Moly, from BGO.

Among the other teams which were part of this event and which helped raise money for the charity, there were SMP, KPMG, Barclays, Continent8, BGO, Black Grace Cowley, Pay Genie Consulting, Odysseus Insurance, Purple Pitches, Robinson’s, Knox Capital Solutions, MGS Rookies, MAC Financial, Simcocks and Plan.com.

Of great help was also the team of volunteers from PlayItForward and the staff that came from The Children’s Centre, to help out for the day and help set up this event. They also gave the goody bags to winners, along with their prizes.

A silent auction and raffle took place, with prizes being donated by Mannin Hotel, Speedy Park, Athol Car Hire, Foraging Vintners, Your Personal Wine Service and Regency Hotel. Microgaming hosted a charity poker event at the end of the day, the company donating the prizes for it.

In total, with help from Microgaming, the event for this year of Charity Golf Day raised £15k that will go to The Children’s Centre.

Kate Moughtin, speaking on behalf of Microgaming as Brand Manager, mentioned how this is the fourth time that the Charity Golf Day is organized, and how successful it was. They raised a huge amount for a local charity that does great work, and the funds will allow them to continue helping the community. She went on to thank those that participated, the companies that donated prizes or which sponsored holes, and to the volunteers as well.

As for The Children’s Centre, their representative that gave a comment was Mary Doyle. She mentioned how grateful the Centre is to Microgaming for organizing this event and for the £15,000 that were raised. They intend to use the money to offer charitable services for young people and children, as well as their families.

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