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Charity golf event to help fix kids smiles

Changing lives one smile at a time is what Operation Smile Cambodia is all about, and a charity golf event at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Garden City Golf Club next week will help this noble cause one swing at a time, if the country’s golfing community rises to the occasion.

A golf event next week at Garden City Golf Club will help raise money for Operation Smile
A golf event next week at Garden City Golf Club will help raise money for Operation Smile, which provides free operations for children with cleft lips and palates. Photo Supplied

This fundraiser to help children in Cambodia suffering from cleft lips or cleft palates is spread over two evenings and one night, centered around the main event on May 7.

One in every 500 children suffers from these maladies and some without corrective surgeries face the danger of being abandoned by their parents.

The event hopes to raise as much funds as possible to ensure these children receive these life-changing surgeries and continual support.

On the evening of May 6, a get-together has been arranged to explain the system of play and regulations to the participants.

There will be two sessions of golf on May 7 – the first tees off at 7am and the second at 1:30pm.

While the choice of session is left to the players, it will be on first come, first served basis. The participation fee has been fixed at $200 per player.

Apart from swinging the club for a charitable cause, participants can look forward to a day of fun, goodies and prizes. There are also four attractive gifts on offer for any hole-in-one on the day.

On the evening of May 8, a gala dinner follows the presentation of prizes to all the winners.

The Garden City Golf Club is about 20 kilometres north of Phnom Penh in Prek Ta Rath village in Russey Keo district’s Prek Ta Sek commune.

For further details contact Nicole on 069 555 627 or Pisey on 016 949 479.

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