SOME 150 golfers in Mindanao will vie for honors in the Banana Tee 2019 that will unfurl Saturday, November 9, at the Apo Golf and Country Club in Bago, Talomo, Davao City.
Mindanao Banana Farmers and Exporters Association (MBFEA), Inc. executive director Gladys Membrano Garcia bared this during the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at The Annex of SM City Davao Thursday, November 7.
She said, “This is the second year for our golf tournament. Last year, we had 135 players. We have participants from Zamboanga City, General Santos City, Davao City and Tagum City who registered.”
The Molave scoring system golfest, which is open to amateur and professional golfers, stakes a brand new motorcycle, flat screen TV, laptop and washing machine as hole-in-one prizes.
She also said the charity event will benefit the Talos Elementary School, whose students are mostly indigenous people, in Barangay San Jose, Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte.
MBFEA, Inc. chairman Han Da Bae, for his part, said they have been organizing charity sports events to raise awareness on the importance of the cavendish banana industry not just in the region but also in the country and to also help the IP communities around and within the banana farms of their members.
“We hope to reach a lot of people in our succeeding competitions so we can invite more to benefit less fortunate areas in Mindanao,” Bae said, adding that the industry has been creating jobs and generating remittances.
Registration fee is P2,000 while P500 mulligan.
Meanwhile, MBFEA already sent 300 boxes of bottled water to earthquake victims in Tulunan and will also send relief aid to Makilala earthquake victims.