The widely-used acronym for the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company, (BBB), took on a whole new meaning, becoming Birdies, Bogeys, and Bank Shots, all thanks to the company’s recent sponsorship of the Rotary Club of East Nassau’s annual charity golf tournament.
The company joined forces with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the Rotary Club of East Nassau, and the Scout Association of The Bahamas to execute the event, which made for a Friday of friendly-but-fierce golf competition, featuring both amateur and expert golf talents. Now in its 34th year, the annual event has helped raise millions of dollars for scores of different charities across the country.
“This has been our primary fundraiser for the last 30 years,” explained Philip Andrews, Rotary event organizer. “Each year we are blown away by the level of support we receive from, not just the golfing community, but from our corporate partners like the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company and now Tito’s Handmade Vodka.”
On October 15, twenty-four, two-man teams took over the greens at the Four Season’s Ocean Club Golf Course, teeing off for a chance to play on a great course with friends as well as the opportunity to secure much-needed funding for the Scout Association of The Bahamas and other Rotary Club of East Nassau-sponsored community service organizations.
“The Scout Association is one of those organizations that has played an integral role in the development of young Bahamians,” noted Andrews. “They’ve been providing a platform that encourages camaraderie, discipline, and a commitment to growth for more than 80 years, which is why we annually donate to them.”
The tournament, which attracted some major players from the local golfing community, made for a Friday of fun on the fairway. The highlight of this year’s day of play however were the customized beverage stations, set up courtesy of BBB! Camped out at the second hole of the tournament was the Sands Beer ‘Man In The Boat’ who offered ice-cold Sands and Sands Light to this year’s players. Not to be outdone though was Tito’s Handmade Vodka – the official vodka of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) – who prepared fresh samples of their famed blueberry vodka lemonade which awaited players at hole number four.
“As the official vodka of the PGA, we jumped at the chance to participate in a local golfing event, and what makes it even better is that we also get to support such great charities as well,” said Susan Warren, BBB’s Wine & Spirits Portfolio Specialist.
This corporate collaboration is just the latest in a series of community and charitable events sponsored by the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company and is its many brand partners.
“As the Truly Bahamian beer brand we know how important it is to support our own” said BBB Executive Marketing Manager Wellington Seymour. “We’re always looking for new ways to lend our support to worthy causes and live up to our reputation as good corporate citizens.”