The Ace It Foundation hosted its annual Senior-Junior Charity Golf Tournament™ today at the historic Achimota Golf Club, founded almost 87 years ago in 1934.
Although this year’s COVID-prevention compliant event had no spectators, more than 30 mentoring professionals from the Accra area who are avid golfers, joined students from the Ace It Foundation’s school in the town of Gomoa-Fetteh in the Central Region of Ghana for an individually paired round of golf enabling the student junior golfers to benefit and learn from their multi-hour Schmoozing with the Stars™ interactions with the senior golfers.”
The Ace It Foundation has become one of the leading educational innovators on the African continent by pairing education, sporting activities such as golf, and vocational on-the-job training in the focused growth market sectors of hospitality and information technology (“IT”).
The Ace It Foundation was launched in 2015 by education innovator and golf star Quinton Sherlock Jr. A native Bermudian, Quniton decided to retrace his roots and return from the diaspora to the African continent to utilize his skillsets as an educator and motivator, and his exceptional sports abilities to commit his life to addressing various social, economic, and health issues affecting the overall “wellness” of Africa’s youth; at more than 800 million, the youngest population in the world.
According to the renowned Ghanaian Sir Sam Jonah, executive chairman of Jonah Capital and previously president of the world’s third largest producer of gold AngloGold Ashanti (AU NYSE), a patron of the Ace It Foundation, “In a just a few short years, Quinton has drastically impacted the development of young people in Ghana by generating excitement, enthusiasm, and commitment for his programs furthering their interest in education, vocational skills, and access to life-changing opportunities through golf.”
Contributing impact to today’s event was New York City based Schmoozing with the Stars™ creator Marjorie Abalos, Board Chair of global NGO Out4Good Ltd. and CEO of CLODS Inc., who emphasized “One cannot understate the importance and far-reaching, long-term impact of events like today’s golf tournament upon Africa’s booming youth populations. The promise of a bright future for all Africans rests on its young people. Only if individual students can be motivated to be physically and mentally healthy, educated, and productive, can this be achieved.”
Quinton stated his appreciation to Achimota Golf Club, Crocodile Matchets, Zak Empire Ltd, and Gerri Saltus and friends from Bermuda for their sponsorship of the charity golf tournament; to all the participating and mentoring “senior golfers;” and to the NGO Out4Good “for enhancing impactful events with its global Schmoozing with the Stars™ programs advancing both individual and community wellness whereby students such as ours interact with their paired mentoring senior golf partners.”
All proceeds from the Senior-Junior Charity Golf Tournament™ are going to support Ace It Foundation’s student programs. Other noted participants in the event were Kwesi Amoafo-Yeboah, former Ghana presidential candidate, businessman, and current Achimota Golf Club's Captain, and Peace Akwei, retired HR officer and former Lady's Captain at Achimota Golf Club.