Fundraiser at Ritz-Carlton

Scope of Project:

Organize and execute a golf and dinner fundraiser at the Ritz-Carlton for Noel Watkins, a man battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer – a cardiac synovial sarcoma. 

EMG was responsible for heading the event management which included; creating programs for the evening, getting them printed, organizing donations and auction items, photography at the golf portion of the fundraiser, creating a slideshow to play during dinner, all administrative duties, collecting champagne and wine for the evening, organizing models for the auction items – among many other things. 

The day would start at the Ritz-Carlton golf course for an afternoon of golf with casual drinks and canapes, then everyone would head to Blue by Eric Rupert – Cayman’s only AAA Five Diamond restaurant – for a 5-course tasting dinner paired with wine by Cape Landing. 

This fundraiser had a lot of moving parts and attention to detail was the utmost priority. The day needed to be pulled off seamlessly so we could achieve our goal of raising $75,000 USD. 

Timeline:

Started on November 5th, 2020 and the event was on November 20th, 2020.

Result:

The event was a huge success, from golf to dinner we exceeded all expectations. In the end we were able to raise $175,000 USD, a huge feat and well over our original goal. 

This was one of the biggest projects EMG has had to work on with a very short deadline. There were a lot of others involved in this project and teamwork played a massive role. 

This fundraiser was a first for EMG and having a hand in raising all of that money to send directly to Noel Watkins so he can continue fighting was an incredible feeling!

For more information/donations, visit www.noelwatkinsrecoveryfund.com.