CIMB boost for SportExcel’s Premier-Elite Circuit

CIMB Foundation's Ung Su Ling (left) with SportExcel's new executive director Sivanandan Chinnadurai

Petaling Jaya: CIMB Foundation took another positive step towards the growth and development of junior golf in the country today by coming onboard as the title sponsor of the SportExcel Malaysian Junior Premier Elite Golf Circuit.

Having already been actively involved at the grassroot level of the sport through the CIMB Junior Development Programme which teed off last year, the corporate social responsibility arm of banking giants CIMB Group will now extend their support to further nurture the nation’s top junior golfers through the proven competitive platform of SportExcel.

CIMB Foundation will also take over as title sponsor of two of SportExcel’s major events – Malaysian Junior Matchplay and Asia-Pacific Junior Match-Play Golf Championship.

The foundation’s assistant general manager – group corporate communications Ung Su Ling was present during a simple announcement held in tandem with the third leg of the Malaysian Junior Premier Elite Golf Circuit at Kelab Golf Negara Subang.

“On behalf of CIMB Foundation, I would like to extend our gratitude to the SportExcel family for agreeing to this venture with us. I can only look back fondly at how far we have come in terms of our involvement with junior golf in Malaysia over the last one year, since we launched the CIMB Junior Development Programme in conjunction with our sponsorship of the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia 2010,” said Ung.

“We are really glad to be able to get involved at a tournament layer and we will be working closely with SportExcel to see how we can expand this [circuit] into one of the most premier tournament series in Malaysia for golf,” she added, noting that the foundation was keen on getting the parents involved in the thought processes on how to better the existing tournament setup.

The Premier-Elite circuit has two more legs before culminating with a grand finals at Monterez Golf & Country Club later in the year.