Bishop’s Cup set to tee next month-A A +A
Saturday, October 26, 2013
THE 11th edition of the annual Bishop’s Cup ‘Golfing for a Cause is set to tee November 8 and 9 at Camp John Hay Golf Club and the Baguio Country Club, respectively.
Organized by the Bishop Carlito J. Cenzon Foundation (BCJCF), the mode of play to be used will be Peoria to be drawn after the tournament.
Raffle prizes for hole-in-one winners will be given to designated holes with the awarding program at the Baguio Country Club multi-purpose hall with an anticipated Eucharistic celebration prior to the program to be officiated by Bishop Carlito Cenzon.
The proceeds from Bishop’s Cup 11 will be used in the ongoing projects of the BCJCF within the Diocese of Baguio.
Registration fees are P 1,500 for members and P 2,000 for non-members excluding caddy’s fee but includes the mulligan.
Proceeds from the past Bishop’s Cup ‘golfing for a cause’ project have already benefited the construction of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish church in Abatan, Buguias; Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish church in Ampusongan, Bakun; Miraculous Medal Church in Cabuyao, Mt. Sto. Tomas, Tuba; and the still to be completed San Jose Parish church in Poblacion, La Trinidad and the Divine Mercy church construction project at Tuba, Benguet. The Bishop Cenzon Run also held yearly augments the BCJCF funds.
The Bishop’s Foundation is also involved in community projects in Baguio, among others, the Adopt-a-Fence project for the fencing of the perimeter of Burnham Park, rehabilitation of the park’s children’s playground, and the ALS review for the accreditation and equivalency tests for park attendants and jail inmates.
When Bishop Cenzon was appointed as the bishop of the diocese in 2002, he sought the help of his childhood and college friend together with his golfing buddies to organize a fund-raising event to help him raise funds for his planned projects.
As an offshoot of those meetings, the first Bishop’s Cup ‘golfing for a cause’ was conceptualized and held in November 2003.
The surge of overwhelming support, extreme generosity and contributions from various sectors, friends and associates inspired Bishop Cenzon and the Foundation volunteers to hold the tournament annually.
Golf enthusiasts may contact Camp John Hay at 0917-879-5731 and the Baguio Country Club at 619-2050 for details. (Nito Meneses)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 26, 2013.