Twenty-handicapper, Tony Okwoju has won the 2019 Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Golf Championship concluded on Saturday March 30th, 2019, at the Golf Section of Ikoyi mClub, 1938, in Lagos.
“It is interesting that things came together like this for me. I have always believed in the cause that this foundation was set up and I am one of the biggest campaigners for support for it. It is emotional for me to have this win” he said.
He shot 71 net to upset the field that paraded more than 150 golfers at the one day competition, D. Mayer and S. Camatelfinished in second and runner up spot respectively at the even, they returned 73 and 74 respectively at the charity event.
This year’s tournament is heavily backed by an impressive lineup of Individual and Corporate Donors/Sponsors including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Diamond Bank Plc, ARM Pension Managers, Radial Circle Group, Zenith Bank Plc, Providus Bank, Chann
Chairman DOAM Board of Trustee, Professor Obinna Chukwusaid,
“We have reached over 79, 000 people in nine years of operation, and with support of donours and sponsors we hope to raise the bar for number of indigents we reach this year” he added.
In the ladies category, Angela Adegboyega
Peter Ebe-Spiff placed won the men’s gross prize while Rita Okafor won the ladies gross and Wahab Feshitan, who shot 76 net to pick the veteran’s prize.
The Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial (DOAM) Foundation is a charitable, humanitarian, and non-governmental organisatione
Since its establishment, the Foundation has offered scholarships to a number of vulnerable but intelligent students in educational institutions within the country and donated Sickbays, Libraries, Lavatories to schools across Nigeria. It has also undertaken various life-improving programs including de-worming of children, free medical screening and treatment, mentorship, educational, nutritional and psycho-social support to children and youths.
The Foundation provides a platform to inspire and positively affect the lives of the most vulnerable.
Since inception, over 79,000 lives have been impacted through the Foundation’s programmes.