Dana Industries Limited, maker of Dana Sun Yum Noodles, has once again demonstrated its commitment to the growth and development of young people in Nigeria by supporting the 1st IBB Junior Golf Open organised by the Ladies’ Section of the IBB International Golf & Country Club, Abuja.
The tournament, which held on the 13th of February 2009, saw about 20 children aged between 8 and 18 display amazing golf skills to the delight of their parents and wards. At the end, Torad Chollom emerged the Best Gross for the Age 8 -12 category while Eddy-Peters Jr. emerged the Best Gross for the Age 13 – 18 category.
According to the Lady Captain of the IBB Golf Club, Mirabel Edozie, ‘Our aim of organising a junior tournament is to encourage young people to take up the game of golf. There is a general belief that golf is for the elderly but this impression is not correct. Golf helps to instil discipline and build character, and it is better to take to it at a young age.”
Commenting on Dana’s involvement in the tournament, Arvind Mamgain, Marketing Manager, Dana Sun Yum Noodles said, “As a company with a special interest in children we found the idea of a junior golf tournament in concert with our objective of contributing to the growth and development of young people, and that is why we supported the tournament. We commend the Lady Captain and all the members of the Ladies Section of the IBB Golf Club for the initiative.”
Apart from donating cartons of the delicious Dana Sun Yum Noodles to the Children, Dana Group through its other subsidiaries also supported the Ladies Tournament with electronic products from Philips and Business Class return tickets courtesy of Dana Air. The Ladies Championship held on the 14th and 15th of February, 2009. Among dignitaries present were the Senate President, David Mark and his wife
A subsidiary of Dana Group of Companies, Dana Industries Limited is also the manufacturer of Danaco instant milk powder. Dana Group has been active in Nigeria since the mid-80s with a business portfolio ranging from automobile, steel, electronics, food packaging and plastics to chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and more recently, aviation.