Play for Sight charity golf attracts many

19Feb 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Play for Sight charity golf attracts many

MORE than 60 golfers have registered for this year’s edition of Play for Sight charity golf tournament that tees off at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) tomorrow.


The 18-hole stable ford tournament has been organised by the Dar es Salaam Lions Club of Mzizima to raise money for eye camps in the country.

The eye coordinator of the club, Mustafa Kudrat said all is ready for the fundraising event and they are happy with the big number of people which have registered for the event. He said they expect the number to increase as closing date for registration will be Saturday morning ahead of tee off.

He urged companies and organisations to support, saying the event is aimed at alleviating the suffering of many rural people in the country and at the same time complementing government efforts of providing good health to its citizens.

“I am happy that many people have registered for this play for charity and there are also companies and organisations which have pledged to help us with money, our aim is to raise more than 50m/- which will be used to help people with sight problems across the country”, he said.

He said the Dar es Salaam Lions Club of Mzizima plans to use the money to be raised at the event to conduct major eye camps in the country, starting with next month’s camp in Masasi District where more than 1,000 people are expected to be treated.

Kudrat said last year the club did not organise the charity event due to various challenges, but with support from well wishers, the club managed to conduct many eye camps in the country.

The last time the club organised the event was October 25, 2014 at Lugalo Golf Club in Dar es Salaam.