DAS has had the privilege of being beneficiaries of Charity Golf Tournaments in the past and there have been many golf balls hit in the name of dyslexia, but DAS has never been the organiser of such an event before. With only a few months to plan and with a green team the inaugural DAS Charity Golf and Dinner was organised!
The DAS Golf committee swung into action with the support and guidance from our Fundraising Committee Chairperson Cynthia Tan, DAS President Eric Lee and good friends of DAS, with special mention to Kevin Kwee an expert in organising Golf Tournaments. With their sage advice we were all buoyed for success. DAS CEO Lee Siang commented at the end of the event that the success of this first Charity Golf and Dinner event reflected “the pioneering environment at DAS and the staff’s can-do spirit! Main staff organizers Surjati Soekraman, Deborah Hewes and Khatijah Abdul Salam certainly exemplified that can-do spirit! There were so many people and organisations who supported this fundraising event and without their support raising the huge sum of $366,000 would not have been possible.
The Guest of Honour at the Charity Golf Dinner was the Education Minister, Mr Ong Ye Kung. Mr Ong stated, “I am very happy to be part of the DAS fundraising event. Since it was established in 1991, DAS has been a valuable partner to the Ministry of Education, as we strive towards greater support for young students with dyslexia.”
He continued, “To those who have extended a charitable hand to children with dyslexia from financially-needy families, I would like to offer my thanks. Together, we can do more for our children, and help them be the best that they can be.”
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This article was published in FACETS Vol 1. 2018