Coca-Cola’s charity golf tournament raises P3.5M

Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI) and Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines Inc. (CCFPI) forge stronger ties with partners to help uplift communities through the Coca-Cola Charity Golf Classic 2022 at the Sta. Elena Golf Club.

A gathering of 123 customers, industry leaders, and key partners in the business, the tournament raised over PHP 3.5M in pledges — achieving a higher number of participants and funds than the Coca-Cola golf event in 2019. Remaining steadfast to its goal of going beyond good, Coca-Cola will continue to respond to the needs of its communities and develop meaningful initiatives through the raised funds.

“We want the Coca-Cola Charity Golf Classic tournament to be a tradition wherein the Coca-Cola community and our partners in the business gather for a greater goal. We are glad to bring all of our friends, stakeholders, customers, and suppliers together to do something wonderful for our local communities and the people that we get to serve and work with on the day to day basis,” said Gareth McGeown, CCBPI CEO and president.

Proceeds from the previous Coca-Cola Charity Golf Classic tournament in 2019 amounting to approximately 3.4 million were diverted to actionable pandemic response — specifically to the mounting of handwash stations in various public areas across the country to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“The donations will go a long way for the programs and advocacies of Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines as we implement more programs under the foundation’s three pillars: water, waste, and wellbeing. With this event, we are grateful to be able to reach out to more beneficiaries through the donations of our partners and sponsors,” said Ting Cabalza, CCFPI program manager.

The tournament’s overall champion — the foursome of JP Reyes, Ace Stehmeier, Frank Garcia, and Vic Gregorio—won by one stroke finishing at gross nine under. The team birdied the last three holes, capped off by Garcia’s 11-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the tournament.

Coca-Cola Charity Golf Classic 2022 was made possible through the support of its sponsors: (Gold) Buskowitz Energy, PLDT; (Silver) Phoenix Petroleum Phils. Inc., Indorama Ventures Packaging Phils Corp, Marsh Philippines Inc., Solane LPG, Asia Brewery Inc; (Official Media Partner) Business Mirror; (Bronze) Edison Lee Marketing Corporation, Medicard, Meralco, Hino Motors, 2GO Group, All Asian Countertrade Inc., Inland Corporation, Delmax Corporation, Shrinkpack Philippines Corporation, Lamitek Systems Incorporated, Lorenzo Shipping Corporation, Linde Phils. Inc., Mabuhay Vinyl Corporation, San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corp; (Minor) Gothong Southern Shipping Lines Inc.

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