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The Jackalope Golf Tournament 2011at Khao Kheow Country Club.

The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS.

The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS.

The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS.
The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS. The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS.

 

The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS.

The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS.

Caring for kids living with HIV and disabilities 

Friday, 05 August 2011 By  Lewis Underwood 

Friday, August 5th, the Canadian Jackalope Open holds their 13th annual fund-raising event at Khao Kheow Golf and Country Club for the benefit of the Camillian kids living with HIV and other disabilities.

The Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive’s involvement with the Camillian Social Center strengthened 4 years ago when we joined forces with the organizers of the Canadian Jackalope Open. Their stipulation was that all funds raised from their annual charity golf tournament would go to the kids at the Camillian’s Child Care Center in Rayong.

The strategy behind this arrangement was that working together, we would have a bigger impact on helping the kids there. And over the last 3 years, we have collectively provided 2,169,052 baht to the Camillians.

In 2008, when we asked Father Giovanni where our donation would be best utilized, he suggested we cover the 24/7 care-giving, medicine (ARV’s) and food for two children living with HIV and disabilities.

The two children in focus were a girl, Fey, and a boy, Tewid, and the following are their respective stories.

Fey was 4 years old when she came to the Center. She was born HIV-positive and abandoned by her parents after birth in a Nong Khai hospital. She is blind and mentally impaired, most likely from the HIV infection.

When she first came to the Center, she could not stand or crawl and would get upset frequently, slapping herself in the head. With the continued administration of ARV’s, physical therapy and loving care, her tantrums subsided, and she was able to stand and walk with assistance. By the time we saw her she was 5 years old and her life and demeanor had improved substantially.

Today, she is 8 years old, and able to walk on her own.  After a bout with chronic tonsillitis last month, she has responded well to a drug treatment and is doing much better today.

Tewid, who is 15 years old, was also born HIV-positive and due to late administration of ARV’s had become partially paralyzed, almost comatose, from the infection. He was thought to be autistic too.

Tewid enjoys listening to music, watching TV and spending time with other resident children.  His mother, who is deaf from her own HIV infection, also comes to visit and care for him regularly at the Center.

These days Tewid’s demeanor has improved tremendously. He now has an ever-ready smile, recognizes care-givers and is able to sit up on his own by using his arms.

In late 2008, both of these children were transferred to the Camillian Home in Lat Krabang just before Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is where disabled children who have their HIV status stabilized take up residence. Here there are professionally trained specialists who better help the kids learn to live with their disabilities.

Faisal Malik is coordinator on site and is assisted by Kannika Tumma, who is in charge of PR and their outreach program. The latter entails home visits to the disabled in the community.

Presently there are 19 resident children, 14 of those are orphaned and 12 are HIV positive. There are also 20 regular day visitors, who come for basic education and physical therapy. Most of the kids in question are affected by physical disabilities, cerebral palsy, blindness, and/or afflicted by learning impairment, autism or Down syndrome.

There are 34 dedicated staff members at the center, who together work 8-hour shifts around the clock, every day of the year.

If you would like to learn more about these kids, please visit their website at www.camillianhomelatkrabang.org. If you would like to help kids like Fey and Tewid, you can also visit our website at www.care4kids.info and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/care4kids.

 

The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS.

 

After a week of rain in the Pattaya area, Friday August 5th started with clear skies as 115 golfers made their way to the Khao Kheow Country Club for the 13th annual Jackalope Open - dedicated to our good friend Shawn “Hoser” Field.

Registration opened at 10:30 and after checking in most of the players headed for their favorite spots - the Caesar table for the Canadian breakfast speciality and the 50-50 table for the much wanted raffle tickets.

By 11:30 everyone headed out to the golf course ready for the noon shotgun start. Much anticipation hung in the air as individuals prepared their minds towards a good round; of course some of the golfers were thinking when they would see the first beer cart.

At 12:00 the shotgun was fired and the golfers were off, a true test of golf on the still damp fairways. Many a golfer had their energy revived at the turn, being treated to delicious sandwiches created and distributed by the lovely staff of Rich Man Poor Man.

The field moved around A & B courses with not too many hold ups encountered and after just five hours the first groups arrived back at the club house.

The golfers were treated to a splendid buffet provided by the Khao Kheow staff while they waited for their scorecard to be checked and tabulated.

Mark Gorda - wearing his now world famous Jackalope jacket (a black one for this year) kicked off with the 50/50 Draw prizes donated by AKA Traders Company, Allied Pickfords (Thailand), Black Star Jewellery, Brad Sproxton - The Golf Club, Cafe Kronberg, Dale Drader & Ray Lepard, Rich Wibrow and Rich Man Poor Man before moving on to the technical and division awards.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, many of the technical prize winners were lost but we did manage to save a few.

Long drives were won by Keith Emmerson, Moe Deverdenne, Hong Prathumtip and Bobby Taylor.

Some of the near pins were won by Jimmy Little, Captain Bob, Bond Phillips, Ty Kerr, Rich Wibrow, John Gibson, Mamo Kerr, Hong Prathumtip, and Rodney Hayes.

The nearest the keg was won by Dave Stockman.

The Ladies division runner up was Rak Jongruk with 35 points. First place in the Ladies division was won by Hong Prathumtip with an outstanding 43 points.

In the Rabbits division, Neil Sandilands finished runner up with 31 points, whilst winning the Rabbits division was Christoph Rechsteiner with 36 points. Some unbelievable points scored in the Rabbits division this year.

Division 3 third place was won by Andy Makara with 31 points, second place was won by Rick Moran with 31 points and first place went to Bond Phillip with 36 points.

Division 2 third place was won by Steve Poznanski with 33, second place went to Norman Cheetmam and first place went to John Styimest with 37 points.

Division 1 third place went to Tony Robbins with 34 points, second place went to Ty Kerr with 34 points and first place went to Colin Greig with 37 points.

Low gross of 81 for the day was won by Doug Lynch.

The 2011 Canadian Jackalope Champion is Paul Daud with 38 points.

Following the awards the much anticipated final 50-50 draw prize was picked with the winner receiving half of the total 196,000 baht collected on the day, and that lucking individual was none other than Simon Philbrook who generously returned 50% back into the charity.

Mark Gorda and Mr. X, in their never ending quest to generate funds for the tournament, have pledged to donate 2,000 baht for every birdie and 10,000 baht for every eagle scored on the day. This year’s tournament recorded 28 birdies and one eagle.

Thanks go to all the staff at Khao Kheow Country Club for their excellent service provided on the day. We would also like to thank the following businesses and individuals who either donated their time and staff or helped to raise an outstanding amount in excess of  400,000 for the 2011 charity fund - AKA Traders, Allied Pickfords (Thailand), Ann & Dale Drader, Baltex Industries, Barry Evans,  Black Star Jewellery, Bobby Taylor, Brent & Tanya Westendorf, Brent Froh, Cafe Kronberg, Curt Walters, Dale McFadden, Dan Buchinski, Dave Sloan, Derek Reaper, Donnie Barker, Eddie Kristiansen, Gary Oxley, Gordon Duncan, Harald Benning, Hull Co. Ltd., Jay McKenzie, JD Loveladdy, Jesters M.C., Joe Ernst, Kelly Caron, Ken Cooke, Kennedy Consulting Thailand Ltd., Kevin Blanch, KPK Food Services, Las Vegas Bar, Little Britain Merchants, Mark Campbell, Mark Gorda, Mark Holcomb, Mark Mosely, Matt Millar, Michael O’Halloran, Mike Peeters, Mike Sumpter, Mike’s Mexican Restaurant, Moe Deverdenne, NCS Marine, Neil Sandilands, Pattaya Mail, Pattaya Sports Club, Randy Whalley, Ray Lepard, Rich Man Poor Man Guest House, Rich Wibrow, Rick Moran, Rob Elder, Roger Allen, Simon Emberley, Stephan Hoge, Tahitian Queen, The Beaver Bar, The Blue Parrot, The Golf Club - Brad Sproxton, The Haven - Steven Beard, The Kerr Family (Jason, Mamo, Muffy & Ty), The Links - Russell Exley, The Palm Tree Restaurant & Bar - Glen Fiala, Todd Sherbaniuk, Tom Christman, Malcolm Clair and Wayne Ogonoski.

We would also like to thank all the individuals who helped out at the registration and scoring, Eddie’s staff for the sandwich snacks, the Caesar table “All Star Mixers”, the 50-50 ticket sellers and all the cart drivers who kept the golfers well stocked with their favorite “refreshments”.

The Jackalope is not just about golf, it is also about giving back to the local community. On this 13th year of the Canadian Jackalope Open we will again be joining with the Jesters Care For Kids to help provide much needed assistance to the poor or disadvantaged children in the area.

 The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS.

The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS.

The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS. The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS.

The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS.

The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS. The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS.
The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS. The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS.
The Canadian Jackalope Group play golf again for the children of the Camillian social center Rayong who are living with HIV/AIDS.

Fun in the Sun for the Jackalope Golf day  for all the children of The Camillian Social Center Rayong who are living successfully with HIV/AIDS thanks too these benevolent people from Canada.

The event is now combined with Jesters Care for Kids.