September 24, 2020

$14,000 Raised for Cayman Crime Stoppers

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CrimeStoppers Tournament Winners - BCQSOver eighty eager golfers signed up for this year’s Cayman Crime Stoppers Million Dollar Shootout Golf Tournament held 10 October at the North Sound Golf Club in Grand Cayman. The golf tournament is the organisation’s major fundraising initiative for the year.

A one million dollar prize was up for grabs at the tournament, along with a trip to Hawaii for a hole-in-one and other prizes for the top three teams.

After eighteen holes of competition, the team consisting of , Steve Lovell, Richelle Woodcock and Michael Baulk nabbed the first place prize. Just behind them by a mere shot was the team of RSM Cayman and rounding out third place was the team of OneTradex.

Fifteen golfers qualified for the million dollar shootout held on hole 18, but unfortunately there was no winner this year. Three golfers made it within a few feet of the pin which made the competition an exciting ending to the event.

Cayman Crime Stoppers Chairman Malcolm Ellis was very happy with the turnout stating that, “every year we have had an outpouring of support from corporate and other sponsors and this year was no different. This is always a great afternoon of golf, prizes and networking, but most importantly it funds our efforts to reduce crime in Cayman for a whole year. We are also very thankful for the support of as the platinum sponsor and The Security Centre as our silver sponsor. We could not have done it without them.”

The $14,000 that was raised will go towards the programme’s initiatives for the coming year, including facilitating the 800-TIPS (8477) hotline which provides a safe and secure means of providing information about a crime, whilst protecting their identity. Callers also have the opportunity to receive a financial reward if their assistance leads to successfully solving a case.

Since 2008, Crime Stoppers International has made over 700,000 arrests and paid millions of dollars in rewards to those individuals that have been able to assist in the solving cases. The Cayman Islands has seen the highest value in narcotics seizures (over double the second place value) and the highest number of calls and arrests per capita. With the rate of crime in the Cayman Islands seeing a slight increase over the last few years, it is vital to have a hotline that will assist in making arrests and reporting stolen property. The organisation’s hope is to continue to encourage the public to report crimes and put criminals behind bars.

Cayman Crime Stoppers works closely with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), the community and the media and through its efforts has become one of the most effective crime solving tools available to law enforcement agencies.

The tournament organizers would like to thank the following sponsors for their participation and look forward to another successful event next year: Dart Cayman, The Security Centre, BCQS, Intertrust, PWC, SRS, DMS, , Willis, Delphi, RSM Cayman Ltd., Titan Development, Alakebab, Cayman National, Queensgate, Aon, Citco, Digicel, OneTradex, Fountainhead, Seven Fathom’s Rum, Tortuga, Premier Wines, and Jacques Scott.

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Pictured: Winning Team with Malcolm Ellis (2nd from left), Chairman of Cayman CrimeStoppers

 

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