The Marriott International Fiji Resorts held a successful fundraising Golf tournament in support of “Solia Lesu” by Marriott foundation on the 25th July, 2020.
The charity golfing event held at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club on Denarau Island received overwhelming support from the domestic market bringing together individuals, sponsors, businesses and sporting communities with 93 participants and a total of 23 teams who participated in the 18-hole game.
The tournament kicked started with light refreshments before tee off and concluded with a prize giving, live auction and networking opportunity. The charity event managed to raise a total of FJD$10,600 from registrations and the live auction where all proceedings will go towards the Solia Lesu Foundation by Marriott to provide assistance to associates and the local community affected by COVID-19.
“We would like to thank the teams who registered for our event today in support of the Solia Lesu foundation and our very generous sponsors who contributed to the success of the event. The money raised from this event will further support our continued efforts in the “Solia Lesu” program over the coming months,” says Neeraj Chadha, Multi Property Vice President, Fiji & Samoa – Marriott International and General Manager – Sheraton & Westin Resorts, Fiji.
Some of the prizes for the tournament included accommodation at the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay and the Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa and Dinner at Zing Restaurant. There were also giveaways for best dressed teams and novelty prizes. Sponsorship support was received from business partners including Fiji Airways, Sheraton Grande Sydney Hyde Park, Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, Tappoo Limited, and Coca Cola Amatil who provided some of the prizes and refreshments for the event.
Among bidding at the live auction was two airline tickets to Sydney sponsored by Fiji Airways, three nights’ accommodation at Sheraton Grande Sydney Hyde Park, two nights’ accommodation in over-water bure at Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay and a 1-year golf membership at Denarau Golf & Racquet Club. An unprompted prize was also donated during the auction in support of the cause, for two nights’ accommodation with all-inclusive meals at Mango Bay Resort.
The charity Golf Tournament was won by Team Marriott International Fiji, followed by Team KK’s Hardware while Coastal Sigatoka Motors took third place.
‘Solia Lesu’ which means to “Give Back” in iTaukei was formed by five Marriott International Fiji Resorts (The Westin Denarau Fiji Resort & Spa, Sheraton Fiji Resort, Sheraton Denarau Villas, Sheraton Tokoriki and Marriott Momi Bay Fiji) to provide assistance to associates and the local community affected by COVID-19.