The 2017 Petroleum Charity Golf raised R$15,720 for Associação Golfe Público de Japeri (Japeri Golf), a volunteer institution dedicated to assisting socially disadvantaged children and teenagers through the practice of golf and the support of their formal education. The R&A and the Rio de Janeiro Golf Federation (FGERJ) both support Japeri Golf.
The Charity Golf event was held on Friday 27th October at the beautiful and well-maintained Rio Olympic Golf Course. This was the 13th edition of the event, which traditionally is held on the Friday of the week of the Rio Oil & Gas Fair, one of the most important in the world.
The organizing committee includes BCS & Britcham members David Richardson, Transocean, and Carlos Peixoto, Draxos Consulting, together with José Carlos Ferreira, ABS, Bjorn Salen, Brazilship and Tairone Oliveira, AFGlobal.
BCS member Vicky Whyte, one of the inspirers of Japeri Golf, accepted the donation from the hands of Carlos Favoreto, Chairman of the Rio Olympic Golf Course:
Other BCS & Britcham members took part in this terrific initiative, along with several promising youngsters representing Japeri Golf. Learn more about Japeri Golf by accessing its site: www.japerigolfe.com.br .