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Charirty Tournament: Guests & Golfers Raise over €8500 for Two Worthy Causes

17 August 2016

Great Golf, Gala Dinner & Charity Auction Proves a Huge Hit This Summer

On Saturday the 13th August, Penina Hotel & Golf Resort played host to its latest charity golf tournament and gala dinner. The event, which raised over €8500 for two worthy local charities, welcomed over 170 guests and golfers for an entertaining day to remember.

It all began with an 8.00am tee-time, which saw 109 competitors battle out through 18 spectacular rounds on the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course.

The course, the oldest in the Algarve and frequent host of the Portuguese Open, provided an excellent proving ground on the day… and after 11 hours of gruelling and entertaining golf, the players adjourned for the first of the evening’s entertainment – a well-earned cocktail reception.

Entertainment & Prize Giving

The weather was perfect for remaining outside and dining under the stars… so as the wine flowed and stories exchanged, a stunning evening of fine food, great entertainment – and of course – fundraising unfolded.

The Winners on the Golf Course Were:

Best Net Winner – João Carlos Morais
Best Net 2nd Place – Hassan Dahabiyeh
Best Net 3rd Place – Peter Mills

Best Gross Winner – John O’Doherty

Longest Drive (male) – Jorge Graça Jorge
Longest Drive (female) Silke Rumpf

Closest to the Pin (male) – Josē Morais
Closest to the Pin (female) – Lorna Noble

Penina's Chosen Charities for 2016

But of course, the main point of the eveing was to raise money for Penina's two chosen charities:


A private charity founded in 1941 that supports 500 needy children throughout Portimão County, providing a range of nursery, and pre-school care, along with a Leisure Activity Centre. The charity provides personalised care to each child depending on their needs and aims to help give each and every child the best possible start in life.


A social centre founded in 2009 that operates primarily as a nursing home, but also provides after-school care to children, as well as offering food and shelter to those in need.  Run as a Parish project, the social centre operates solely through generous donations from the local community and a volunteer workforce.

€8724 Raised for Charity in One Day

Between the golf, the dining and the charity auction, a grand total of €8724 was raised... and representatives of both charities were on-hand to greatfully receive all their new funds.

Penina Charity 2Nd
(from left to right: Leonel Rio (Penina Golf Director), Mario Guerreiro (Lar da Criança – Portimao), Luis de Brito (Penina GM) and Fr. Luis Amaral (Refeitório Social da Igreja do Amparo)

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort would like to cordially thank all golfers and guests who took part in this great event. The hotel is looking forward to hosting its next charity tournament and gala dinner very soon.


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