The Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan (RCCM), in its continued partnership with Dialog Enterprise, is pleased to announce the seventh edition of the Dialog Enterprise Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Classic, scheduled for October 14, 2023. This longstanding collaboration reaffirms Dialog’s commitment to aiding underprivileged children of our country. The Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) will once again play host to this prestigious event, promising a day of intense golfing competition. Tee-off times for the tournament are set for 7:00 AM and 11:30 AM, with golfers divided into two groups.
Dialog Enterprise Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Classic stands as a unique sporting spectacle in the RCGC calendar, where the entire course is transformed into a challenging par 54 course that is both a unique and fun experience for its golfers. Each hole presents a different length and a Par 3 challenge, offering players a mix of fun and competitiveness. The primary objective of the Dialog Enterprise – Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Classic is to raise funds for numerous community development initiatives overseen by the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan. These projects span diverse areas, including healthcare, education, and support for underprivileged communities.
Kishani Gunasekera, President of the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan, shared her thoughts on the partnership, “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to RCGC for once again hosting the Par 3 Golf Classic for the seventh consecutive year and our title sponsor Dialog Enterprise, our platinum sponsor WIDAC and gold sponsor Asia Securities for their unwavering commitment to our communities and their trust in the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan. Every year our club’s dedicated efforts continue to make a significant impact in our community, It’s the generous support from our partners that allows us to truly make a difference.”
“Our ‘Two Hearts’ project has enabled over 100 congenital heart surgeries for underprivileged children over the past two years and once again we are committed to another 50 surgeries this year. We continue with our support to local government hospitals that struggle to procure essential medications, with funding to do so. Our project ‘Little Minds Strong Values,’ in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, promotes positive values among preschool children. Additionally, we continue to support homes like Sith Sevana, providing care for mentally and physically challenged individuals. Our club’s projects include the Sunshine Games for differently abled children, and running an after-school English, dance and IT education program for the children of Gamini Vidyalaya and its vicinity. We extend our gratitude to all our sponsors for their support in our mission to serve the community.”
Navin Peiris, Group Chief Officer of Dialog Enterprise stated, “We are delighted to extend our partnership with the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan once again for a unique sporting event organised in aid of a much worthy cause. Over the years we have sponsored multiple congenital heart surgeries for the less affluent children of our country through this event together with the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan. This partnership ascertains Dialog Enterprise’s continued support for the development of golf as a sport as a responsible corporation, extending our reach into the multiple stakeholders involved with the sport such as the needy communities making a livelihood through golf, the golf clubs, sportsmen, sportswomen and child golfers patronising the game. As the title sponsor, we would also like to thank the Royal Colombo Golf Club for hosting this much looked forward event, which is patronised by most of our top clientele and the other sponsors for stepping up during a period of economic recovery.”
WIDAC, the platinum sponsor of the Par 3 Golf Classic 2023 Golf Tournament organised by RCCM is a premier interior design and fitout company, incorporated in 1988 and celebrating its 35th year. WIDAC represents global brands such as Steelcase Office Furniture, Llumar Window Films, Milliken Carpets, Unitile Raised Floors, Durlum Ceiling Systems and Modtec Monitor Arms. They have completed multiple significant interior projects in Sri Lanka, from financial institutions to global IT firms, multinationals, telecoms and foreign missions.
Rohitha Silva, Captain, of Royal Colombo Golf Club, speaking at the event said, “The general committee of the RCGC are proud to partner the Par 3 Golf Classic 2023 Golf Tournament of Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan together with Dialog Axiata PLC. The said tournament is to take place on the 14th of October 2023 at the Royal Colombo Golf Club. We will partner with all the charity events whilst giving the membership a delightful day of golf and entertainment. In addition to all the other charities, we join hands to carry out RCGC’s special annual school-book program, meant for the children of the underprivileged staff of RCGC. Said projects are considered CSR projects aimed at aiding the community at large.”
The event’s Platinum sponsor is WIDAC and the Gold sponsor is Asia Securities. Other valued partners include Webex, Spillburg, Silvermill and Villa Victoria. The Dialog Enterprise Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Classic 2023, which will take place on October 14th, 2023 promises to be an unforgettable day of exceptional golf while contributing to charitable causes in partnership with the RCGC.