DPM Teo hails Bizlink's efforts, Lazaroo is champ

Being disabled is not being unable.

That was the theme of guest-of-honour Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean's speech at Bizlink Centre's inaugural golf charity event and appreciation dinner at Jurong Country Club on Friday.

And in praising the efforts of Bizlink - whose mission is "Empowering Our Disadvantaged Singaporeans Through Employment" - who raised $75,000 through the golf event and dinner, DPM Teo, also Coordinating Minister for National Security, said: "In the past three decades, Bizlink has assisted more than 10,000 persons with disabilities and special needs to be more independent, and to play a role in the community through employment.

"Bizlink has grown from providing vocational assessment and employment-placement services to become leading sheltered employers with seven social enterprises providing employment and training opportuities for the disadvantaged, especially persons with disabilities."

Among the golfers and diners were 15 representatives who leave on March 22 for the Abilympics - the Olympics of Abilities - in Bordeaux, France.

There was significant interest in the golf event on Bizlink's 30th anniversary celebrations and, after a close contest, Timothy Lazaroo emerged champion on countback.

In the System 36 stableford format, Lazaroo (90 gross) amassed 37 points. Second was Cheng Heng Wee (88), also 37 points, while Bert Chow finished third on gross 83 and 36 points.

This article was first published on March 13, 2016.
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