Divino Aruba, importers of Tito’s Handmade Vodka initiated the “Putts for Paws” Charity Golf Tournament, on October 26th at Divi Links, benefiting Sgt Peppers Friends Aruba animal rescue foundation, in view of October being the “Animal Month.”
Generous supporters made the event, by sponsoring tournament holes, participating in the auction and providing attractive door prizes for participants.
The nicely-organized 18-hole, 2-man scramble tournament followed by lunch and award-ceremony at Windows on Aruba, was attended by 64 golfers, Sgt Pepper Friends volunteers and a number of local vets and animal advocates.
1st place: Lucio Maduro / Javier Geerman, received 2 roundtrip tickets to Amsterdam, 3 hotel-nights, and 2 rounds of golf, courtesy of Divino NV
2nd place: Harold Hagens / Vijay Luidens, received 2 Tito’s Golf bag
Closest to pin, on hole 3, Lucio Maduro
Longest Drive Gents: Cisco Quandt
Longest Drive Ladies: Marrit Gorter
2nd place equal: Juan Boache /Orlando Luzardo
Hole in one sponsor: Irausquin, and Mercedes Benz A-Class. The car was offered, but never won!
Hole sponsors included: Crown, Garage Centraal, Grant Thornton, Compra and Purina dog food, Caribbean Mercantile Bank, Bonbini Cargo, Benu Caribbean, Digicel, Aruba Investment Bank, Atlas, Guardian Group, BonBini Cargo, ASD, Glitz Casino & AAA Reina Beatrix Airport.
Contributed to Raffle: Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino, The Salamander Group, Aruba Aloe, Fusion restaurant, Amsterdam Manor and Screaming Eagle Restaurant.
Contributed to the auction: Casablanca Jewelers, Matthews Restaurant, The Ritz Carlton, Windows on Aruba, the Flying Fishbone, Indulgence by the Sea Spa, the Ritz Carlton Spa, Pure Indulgence Spa, Renaissance Fresco’s restaurant, the Sunset Grill, Riu Atlantis Restaurant, Riu Antillas, De Palm Tours and De Palm Island, Casa Nonna restaurant, artist Eliza Lejuez, La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino, Divi Village, Divi Phoenix, The Jolly Pirates, and Gallery L’America, which donated two painting and a generous Awg 1,000 donation, mid-lunch
Best feature: The parade of ADOPT ME Sgt Pepper dogs, who posed for photo opportunities at the shotgun start.