AmCham China, Tianjin celebrated the 242nd year of American independence with its 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament followed by a Hawaiian inspired luau dinner with nearly 300 attendees. The tournament, held at the Binhai Lake Golf Club, brought together almost 30 golfers. The winners of the day included:
1st place: Preston Thomas & Zen Dharmaraten
2nd Place: Shin Dong Hwan & Jeong Yeon Ho
3rd Place: Frank Schreiber & Frederic Bonzom
Longest Drive: Zen Dharmaratne
Nearest to Pin: Gene Brewer & Zen Dharmaratne
Most Accurate Long Drive: Jeong Yeon Ho
Best Putters: Jon Reed and Gene Brewer
Later in the day, in the courtyard of the Ritz-Carlton, the Independence Day “Night in Hawaii” luau kicked off with delicious food, cold beverages, and live Hawaiian and 4th of July inspired performances. Festive hula dancing and live vocals coupled with a heart-warming performance by the students of the Jian Hua Autism Rehabilitation Center provided a fitting ambiance for the evening.
Dinner was followed by a live auction of four exceptional paintings conjured up by the imaginations of the inspirational team at Jian Hua Autism Rehabilitation Center and their remarkable young artists as well several other irresistible items compliments of the Ritz-Carlton Tianjin and IQ Air.
The raffle was a highlight of the night, drawing the entire crowd’s attention to their ticket stubs to see if they would be one of the lucky winners to have their name called and receive one of the amazing prizes.
We would like to extend a special thank you to our live auction winners: Ian Syer, Ryan Kester, Sean Filson, Si Hong, Peter Vxhovsky, and Steve Meadows for their generous support of the Jian Hua Autism Rehabilitation Center. As well, a special thanks to the winners of the silent auction: Chris Boobier, Michael Chong, Preston Thomas, Si Hong, and Vincent Cao.
Amcham Tianjin Chapter would like to thank all of our sponsors for helping raise money for the Tianjin Jian Hua Autism Rehabilitation Center. A sincere thank you to our Golden Sponsor: The Ritz-Carlton Tianjin; Silver Sponsors: Air Canada and Schneider Logistics; Beverage and Entertainment Sponsors: We Brewery, Le Sommelier, 1421, TAVA, and Miss Lulu Galore; Hole Sponsors: JLL, TCW and Trolley Bar & Grille; Kids Corner Sponsor: Admiral Farragut Academy and other sponsors.