Opeyemi Adebiyi, programme coordinator of For The Love Of Golf Initiative, an annual event founded to support paediatric cancer patients has described this year’s edition as a tremendous success.
Adebiyi who worked closely with the founder of the project, Dr Adesola Falaiye and other members of the steering committee also expressed her gratitude to individuals and corporate sponsors for their support towards putting smiles on the faces of kids living with cancer.
“We had over 80 players, a mix of corporate teams and individual players, making it a truly engaging and competitive event.”she said
“This year was special for several reasons. The support from sponsors, both corporate entities and individuals, was outstanding. Their commitment has propelled our mission forward, making a real difference for kids battling cancer.
“The diversity in participation, with players coming from various backgrounds, speaks volumes about the widespread support we’re gaining for this noble cause.”
Adebiyi was obviously delighted at the expansion of their charity efforts beyond Lagos with the inclusion of University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan as this year’s beneficiary of the ECG machines and cardiac monitors.
“We’ve been making a positive impact at LASUTH and LUTH in Lagos over the last three years, and expanding to UCH was a natural progression in our mission to spread hope and healing.”
She stated that the success of the tournament wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of the board of directors, steering committee members, the Captain of Ikeja Golf Club, media partners, volunteers, and everyone who played a role in making the charity event seamless and impactful.
Adebiyi explained that as the Programme Coordinator, seeing the positive impact of their collective efforts on the young lives has been deeply rewarding.
“Looking ahead, the vision is clear—to keep growing, keep impacting, and keep making positive changes in our community through events like this.
” I invite everyone to be a part of this meaningful mission. Your support can truly make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer.”