Lagos — TotalEnergies has donated the sum of N2 million to a charitable organization and a school for the impaired in Lagos State, in a bid to sustain its outreach to the society’s less privileged.
The multinational energy company awarded cheques of N1million each to the Wesley School 1 (for the hearing impaired) and the Black Diamond Supports Foundation on Sunday, to mark the 25th edition of the TotalEnergies Charity Golf Tournament which held at the Ikoyi Club 1938, Lagos.
In his opening remarks at the event, Managing Director, TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Limited, Mike Sangster, who also teed off to mark commencement of the tournament, said in 2011, the company redirected the focus of the charity initiative from the sport to reach the less privileged.
“It has now been running for 26 years. 2011 was a watershed moment in its history when it was adjusted to focus on common love for people rather than shared passion for golf. Since then, the event has served as a forum for reaching out to our society’s less fortunate people,” he said.
Sangster, who presented the cheques to the beneficiaries, revealed that participants in the charity golf tournament “have learned to value the importance of giving back to the less fortunate while enjoying the physical and social advantage of golf”.
“I applaud everyone who has worked so hard to make this event a success. The golfers have been outstanding role models in this lovely sport and the organization has been great,” he added.
Awards were also presented to golfers who are members of the Ikoyi club and staff of TotalEnergies who participated in the charity tournament.