ABS-CBN Foundation international golf tournament and gala raise over $200K for Bantay Bata

SAN JOSE, CA — It was all green at the part of the annual TFC Unity Cup, a tournament recently held at the Boulder Ridge Golf Club in San Jose — where over 110 golfers took the course.

Those in attendance were treated to a professional 18-hole golf course.

“We wanted to do it at a private course. It’s a very challenging course, a lot of elevation changes. So it should be a very good challenge to the players,” said tournament director Enrique Olives.

All proceeds from the tournament went to the Bantay Bata 163 program, initiated by late Gina Lopez, the longtime chairperson of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.

The fundraising continued at the South San Francisco Conference Center — where guests were treated to a dinner and a show featuring kapamilya star Ogie Alcasid.

“It’s close to our family, the advocacy, and of course it’s also nice we’re here in the states and it coincided with the 25th anniversary of tfc and with asap coming here and it’s one big celebration.”

The Voice 2012 quarterfinalist, Cheesa Laureta, who opened for Alcasid said it’s important for the younger generation of Filipino Americans to do their part in helping those in need.

“I think we as filipinos have to keep up with our community and give back especially with the kids who are less fortunate.”

According to the organizers of ABS-CBN Foundation, this year’s Unity Cup golf tournament and gala raised over $200,000.

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