Philly Lutaaya Golf Memorial launched

KAMPALA- Every time the name Philly Lutaaya crosses one’s ear, the HIV nightmare is one thing that easily comes to one’s mind.

The musician was the first Ugandan to come out clean by publicly admitting to carrying the deadly virus. He then spent the rest of his life writing songs that enlightened Ugandans on the killer disease.

Lutaaya might have died but his legacy still lives on through the Philly Lutaaya Cares (PLC), an Organization working on the struggle against HIVAIDS. PLC alongside the Uganda Golf Union (UGU), has scheduled to hold a fundraising golf tournament on October 25 at the Entebbe Golf Club (EGC).

The one-day golf tournament which will attract at least 144 players will be held in celebration of 25 years of Philly Lutaaya’s contribution to the HIVAIDS fight in Uganda.

The cause
Tezra Lutaaya, daughter to the late Lutaaya and Founder Member of PLC said that all proceeds from the one day tournament will go towards the construction of a Vocational Center in Kanoni, Gomba, which is Lutaaya’s birth place.

“All funds got will be used to construct a well-facilitated vocational center with an aim of creating opportunities for the widows and youth to become entrepreneurial and reduce on the escalating unemployment rates,” said Tezra.

She also urged people from all walks of life to contribute to the cause and fight the HIV like her late father did. EGC captain Oscar Semawere is looking forward to the tournament and he has been humbled by the chance to be part of the campaign.

“We as Entebbe are honored to contribute to a noble cause of this magnitude and can’t wait to get the games underway,” said Semawere.

He further mentioned that the fundraising golf tournament will be played in short gun format to allow all golfers and guest-players tee off simultaneously. Thirty six teams comprising of four players each are expected.

dbugembe@ug.nationmedia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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