On October 26, 2013, Rotary Club Playa del Carmen Seaside will host their first annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Grand Coral Golf Course. The tournament will be done "Texas Scramble" style with a Gala Prize ceremony and luncheon following. The event organizing committee is asking for your help!

Rotary Club Playa del CarmenThe Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside is Playa's newest Rotary Club and welcomes both men and women. Chartered by Rotary International in September 2012, "Seaside" is an English-speaking Club (maybe the only one in Mexico!) with 34 members that boasts a healthy mix of Mexican nationals and North and South American expatriates. While our countries of origin may differ, our common bond is a desire to "give back" to the community we've chosen to call home. 

Rotary International is the world's oldest and largest non-profit service organization, with 34,000 Rotary Clubs and 1,200,000 Rotarians in over 220 countries. The Rotary Foundation supports grass roots level community projects sponsored by local clubs around the world and, since 1985, has led the effort to eradicate Polio from the earth. To date, there are less than 200 newly diagnosed cases in only 3 endemic counties worldwide. We're THIS close to completely eliminating the threat of Polio!

The Rotary Club Playa del Carmen Seaside is all about helping kids.  The Chapter's goal is to improve the lives and future prospects of the Riviera Maya's less advantaged children. In its short existence, "Seaside" has partnered with and supported KKiS - Keeping Kids in School, Casa Yoliguani, a facility for young unwed mothers and mothers-to-be, and Christmas Dreams, an organization that provides Christmas gifts to children who would otherwise do without.  We've also rolled up our sleeves, picked up some brushes and rollers and, in cooperation with Municipal officials, spruced up Parque la Mestiza, a safe, urban recreational space and play area for children and families in the Zazil Ha and Colosio neighborhoods.

Charity Golf Tournament Playa del Carmen 

How can you help? The tournament organizing committee is making available a variety of sponsorship and prize donation opportunities. Individuals and local businesses are encouraged to support this charitable event by becoming food and beverage sponsors, hole sponsors, providing prizes for the longest putt, longest drive and closest to the pin contests. We're hoping to be able to offer a real eye-opening prize for anyone who shoots a hole-in-one! Your contributions will receive maximum publicity throughout the Riviera Maya, and of course at the tournament. This is sure to be an exciting event with excellent attendance providing excellent exposure for your company. Contact us today for the complete list of sponsorship levels, prizes needed and other ways you can get involved.


Michele Kinnon
Michele Kinnon
and her husband Rob are the owners of BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors and FurnitureMEX, both based in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Michele is a member of Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside and participated on the founding committee for Taste of Playa, the Riviera Maya's largest and longest running culinary festival. She also blogs, writes local interest articles and administrates the Riviera Maya Events Calendar. Michele and Rob have lived in Playa del Carmen with their two children since 2004. Follow her updates on Google+.