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#TheBahamas, September 5, 2022 – Days after the announcement of “Tee Off for Hunger,” the Bahamas Feeding Network’s inaugural golf tournament, many of the country’s top corporations joined us in sponsoring the fundraiser with the ambitious goal of providing more 50,000 meals to help fight hunger.

Fidelity Bank, with a donation of $15,000, is the title sponsor, with Aventus Ventures and Commonwealth Bank becoming the latest to support the cause as platinum sponsors of the tournament scheduled for the Ocean Club golf course, Paradise Island, on 25 september.
Deltec, Simplified Lending, JS Johnson, Lombard Odier & Cie and New Providence Ecology Park are gold sponsors, while green sponsors include Paradise Games and Jimmy’s Wines and Spirits.

The Beck Group, Royal Caribbean International and The Ocean Club, along with many other companies, have collectively donated tens of thousands of dollars in prizes.

“On a monthly basis, the Bahamas Feeding Network requires $120,000 to provide over 70,000 meals to Bahamians in need. And because the organization is run almost entirely by dedicated volunteers, it is extremely efficient in its use of donations, allocating only a small percentage to administration costs,” explained BFN President Felix Stubbs. .

Mario Carey, who is hosting the tournament, said the Bahamas Feeding Network’s efforts have never been greater.

“We want to raise awareness and remind people that we have a hunger problem in the Bahamas,” he said.

“You know, we’ve always heard of people on the other side of the world fighting hunger.

“But the reality is that hunger is on our doorstep here in the Bahamas. Every day, thousands of Bahamians don’t know where the next meal will come from.

Citing recent hurricanes, the COVID pandemic and record inflation, Carey said the outlook is bleak for many Bahamians.

“This golf tournament is just one way to raise funds for the cause and to raise awareness of this social issue,” he said.

Founded in 2013, the Bahamas Feeding Network currently distributes food through a network of nearly 100 churches, soup kitchens and feeding centers. Each recipient is responsible for reporting to BFN who packages went to and how many family members or recipients were fed, keeping track of distribution and ongoing needs.

And while the Bahamas Feeding Network’s tireless work is enough to draw attention to its cause, the tournament, which will be a two-man race, Carey hopes the impressive prizes up for grabs will put him above it.

Player prizes include a Royal Caribbean Alaskan cruise for two; a two-night stay at the Grand Hyatt in Baha Mar; golf and lunch in Albany; and golf lessons with Mike Simms at Atlantis, among others.

At 12e hole, players also have a chance to win a new Mercedes vehicle, courtesy of Insurance Management and Tyreflex, by hole-in-one.

Those interested in playing can register at https://bahamasfeedingnetwork.org/golf.html.

A silent auction, which is now live on Bahamas Local, features a Royal Caribbean Mediterranean cruise; Field-level seating at the Dallas Cowboys and two rounds of golf at Trinity Forest Golf Club, courtesy of The Beck Group; two days at the 2023 US Open Golf Championship at Los Angeles Country Club, also courtesy of The Beck Group; a two-night stay at the Four Seasons Ocean Club Resort; as well as many other high profile experiences including dining experiences at Sapodilla, Graycliff and Café Matisse.

Interested persons can bid at https://auction.bahamaslocal.com.

Raffle prizes include gift certificates for many Nassau businesses, including Kelly’s, A. Baker and Sons, and Bristol Cellars.

Carey urged the public to support the tournament and the Bahamas Feeding Network in its continued efforts to fight hunger across the country.

“The need is there and it’s not going away,” Carey said.

“And the Bahamas Feeding Network is looking for as much support as possible to continue its important work.

“We encourage anyone who wants to take part in a fun golf tournament to register, as there are lots of great prizes.

“And if you’re not a player, please consider showing your support by participating in the auction or raffle.”