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The fourth Abou Saad Shriners Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, April 25 at the Tucán Golf & Country Club, located near the banks of the Panama Canal. The modality will be “Mexico Best Ball.” All money raised in this event will benefit their Burned and Disabled Children’s Program.
The golf tournament’s modality involves teams of three players with prizes awarded for Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. The registration cost is $100 per player for Abou Saad and Tucán Golf Club members and $120 per player for non-members. More information can be obtained by calling 316-4133 (Tucán Golf & Country Club) or 315-1515 (Abou Saad Shriners).
This event will allow the organization to collect enough funds to send children to its various hospitals in the United States to receive medical treatment that could improve their quality of life.
For over a hundred years the Abou Saad Shriners, an international association of Masonic origins, has helped disabled children all over the world. The Panamanian chapter was founded by a group of U.S. citizens in 1918.
Its program currently sponsors about 450 children. Abou Saad covers all of their travel expenses, as well as the logistics for obtaining visas and passports. The kids receive free medical attention at the Shriners hospitals as many times as is necessary until their 18th birthday.