Christiansted, USVI (PRWEB) January 30, 2016
Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP is proud to announce its sponsorship of the OCWEN Junior Achievement Golf Classic, which Cane Bay Partners Co-CEO Kirk Chewning will participate in this Friday, Feb. 29 at Carambola Golf Club on St. Croix. Chewning also serves as vice chair of the Junior Achievement Virgin Islands Board.
The 18-hole tournament begins at 9 a.m. Friday morning, and a luncheon and awards ceremony will kick off at 12:30 p.m. There will be 18, four-member, randomly placed teams. There will be first, second and third place awards for both gross score and net score. Finalists will receive custom trophies by Mitchell Larsen Studios, and other participants have a chance of winning gift cards for an online golf store and local handmade jewelry. There also is a $15,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one.
“This is a landmark first event that we hope will significantly bolster JA’s annual operating budget,” Cane Bay Partners Co-CEO Kirk Chewning said. “The organization is gaining a lot of momentum right now, reaching more young people and recruiting more volunteers, and the Golf Tournament will push us even further toward the mission. Junior Achievement does exceptional work nationally and locally and I look forward to continuing my support for their noble mission.”
The tournament was conceived by Chewning and Patrick Cox, of OCWEN, also a member of the Junior Achievement VI Board. The event coincides with OCWEN’s annual legal conference, which brings 40 to 50 attorneys and their support staff to St. Croix, according to JAUSVI Executive Director Albert Bryan. Bryan hopes the event will serve as a networking event for stateside and local business people.
“We are eternally grateful to board members Patrick Cox and Kirk Chewning for making this event a reality. A perfect example of how our EDC companies can leverage their relationships to provide charitable dollars for non-profits like ours. These funds will go a long way toward expanding our programs in the Virgin Islands,” Bryan said.
The primary goals of the event are to increase awareness of the local Junior Achievement program among potential corporate sponsors, and to raise funds to support an expansion of the program, according to Bryan. Bryan hopes this and other fundraising efforts will result in an increase of students impacted by Junior Achievement from 7 to 20 percent of the local school population.
“Everyone at Cane Bay Partners is proud to be a supporter of Junior Achievement,” Cane Bay Partners Co-CEO David A. Johnson said. “We hope this event helps JA achieve their goals so they can continue to fulfill their mission of fostering financial literacy in young people.”
Cane Bay Partners is committed to supporting local educational initiatives. In addition to Junior Achievement, the company also supports the Territorial Scholarship Fund, the Roseway World Ocean School, the Boys and Girls Club of the Virgin Islands, the Boy Scouts and various programs at local public, private and parochial schools on St. Croix.
About Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP: Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP was formed in June 2009 and founded by internationally experienced business executives with many years of experience in the financial services industry. Focusing our efforts primarily in the financial services industry, our management consulting practice specializes in providing services to clients in need of sophisticated risk management models, debt collections organizations which require liquidation models and analytics, and portfolio management companies desiring a variety of services. More specifically, our practice has elected to specialize in three areas where we believe our core competencies reside: (1) management consulting (2) risk management/scorecard development and (3) service provider analysis.
About Junior Achievement Virgin Islands: Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to empowering students to own their economic success by giving them the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to dream big and reach their full potential. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Locally, over 150 volunteers reach 1,200 students with quality education programs. In the Virgin Islands Junior Achievement operates programs on the elementary, junior high and high school levels. JAVI impacts approximately 7 percent of the school population territory-wide. The goal is to get to 20 percent of the school population and create and generation of entrepreneurs. In the 2015-2016 school year, JAVI have already conducted programs that reached over 40 classrooms.
For more information on the tournament, contact JA Executive Director Albert Bryan at 340-643-2014 or abryan(at)jausvi(dot)org.
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