A total of $20,000 was raised for charity at the inaugural JCM Global LatAm Golf Classic event, which saw over 50 players from across Latin America and the global gaming industry tee off in Florida. The friendly tournament took place as part of the first Juegos Miami and was staged as a benefit for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
[dropcap]O[/dropcap]rganised by JCM Global for one of the newest events on the industry’s calendar, the golf contest was inspired by gaming icon Jens Halle, a major advocate for gaming in the Pan-Latin American and Caribbean regions.
“We were thrilled to welcome players from across Latin America and the Caribbean to the inaugural JCM Global LatAm Golf Classic. We are grateful to the players and to our sponsors for their incredible support. We are especially grateful to Clarion Events for joining the event as our platinum sponsor, ensuring this first tournament was a success,” said event producer and JCM Global Vice President of Marketing Tom Nieman.
Commenting on the conference as a whole, Kate Chambers, Managing Director of the Gaming Division at Clarion Events, said: “Juegos Miami was a successful and highly enjoyable launch event and on behalf of my colleague, Courtney Muller, who headed-up the team at Urban Expositions, I would like to extend sincere thanks to all of our supporters, speakers, attendees and sponsors, not least JCM Global.
“The JCM Global LatAm Golf Classic was a triumph and I’m absolutely delighted that it succeeded in raising valuable funds for St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and, in the process, demonstrating the socially responsible and caring nature of this industry.”
The golf tournament saw a number of industry leaders taking part on the day and was sponsored by a host of international gaming companies, including JCM Global, Clarion Events, Revista Casino, GLI, HMS Gaming, Lexus of Kendall, Merkur Gaming, Patriot Gaming, Sparks, TCSJOHNHUXLEY, and Visual International Signs.