It was a gorgeous day to remember with an incredible outpouring of support from 91 golfers enjoying the beautiful green, and 180 people in the dinner ballroom celebrating the mission of Hope for Ghana at Westwood Golf Club on Saturday July 16. Kelly Sasso, Emmy Award winning WTAE news anchor, lit up the dinner ballroom with an elegance and energy that brought Hope for Ghana’s event to a new level.
The emotional tone of the evening was set by a video celebrating Hope for Ghana’s vision of hope and opportunity in the most remote villages of Ghana, including its 3 schools, 6 libraries and computer labs, 15 apprentice sponsorships, and provision of clean, potable water in 40 villages.
The emotional highlight of the evening was a live virtual visit with Senyo, Ground Operations Assistant, who eloquently described the challenges in Ghana and the impact of Hope for Ghana in the villages and in his own life. The interview will be most remembered by Senyo as he was surprised with a most deserved promotion to Vice President of Operations.
Senyo’s stirring final message revealed the heart and soul of this young man. “I want to tell you about a philosophy that has blessed my life. That philosophy is that I have learned to give not because I have much, but because I understand how it feels to have nothing.”
Thanks to an outpouring of support from guests, sponsors and donors, Hope for Ghana’s charity event was an enormous success, raising over $51,000. To everyone who was a part of this magnificent day I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this life-saving mission with me and transforming the lives of Ghanaian children and families forever.
“I want to tell you about a philosophy that has blessed my life. That philosophy is that I have learned to give not because I have much, but because I understand how it feels to have nothing.” – Senyo Gbormittah, Vice President of Operations