The Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament
One of the objectives of DeKUT Alumni is to engage in a concerted effort of fundraising in order to enhance the financial position of the University and to assist the association in engaging in charitable activities. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) runs an Endowment Fund whose aim is to create a pool of monetary resource towards supporting needy students. This is a way of ensuring that every student’s dream at DeKUT is not cut short by lack of school fee. It is a way of making it possible for all students to have the privilege of studying and graduating in our highly competitive programmes and actualizing their dreams. More about the fund:http://endowment.fund.dkut.ac.ke
One of the activities towards the fund is an annual golf tournament in collaboration with Nyeri Golf Club. The reason for the tournament is not however solely about raising money towards the fund but linking up with the community; something DeKUT is so keen on from her very foundation. The 2nd Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament was held on 24th June, 2017 at the Nyeri Golf Club; the 1st of its kind was held on 20th February, 2016. The main sponsors and contributors were DeKUT Alumni Association, Postal Corporation of Kenya, Family Bank, CIC, Kenya Power and Stanbic Bank. Several pledges were made and the University looks forward to working with the community and all the stakeholders towards the fund.
53 golfers took part in the tournament and the results were as follows: The candy men prize went to James Mureithi (handicap 5, 35 points) while the candy women prize went to Ruth Wanja (handicap 24, 45 points). Eng. Jacinta Wairimu took home the longest drive women prize while the longest drive men prize was scooped by Wachira Keen. The senior winner was Githito S.W.N with 33 points, guest winner N. Munyua with 39 points, sponsor winner Dan Kagwe (Post Master General, Postal Corporation of Kenya) with 30 points. Dr. Susan Ngure (handicap 22) took home the staff prize with 41 points. Samuel Kiragu (handicap 11, 39 points) was the men 1st runners up. The gross winner was Amos (handicap 4). Rachel Karuri (handicap 36) emerged as the lady winner with 34 points while Gabriel Miungi (handicap 10) emerged the men winner with 39 points. The overall winner was Arthur Kamaru (handicap 17) with 44 points. This saw his handicap revised to 14.