FORMER junior golf standout Oliver Gan has been appointed NCR program officer of the Philippine Sports Institute to help with the implementation of grassroots development programs, the identification of young athletes as well as training areas for their development as future members of the national team.
For his first project as NCR program officer, the 35-year-old Gan is organizing a fund-raising golf tournament for the development of the jungolf program at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club.
“It’s a big honor for me to be appointed as NCR program officer of the PSI. It’s a chance to give back and help in the development of the grassroots program in our country,” said Gan, who represented the Philippines in international junior golf meets.
“The golf tournament for young aspirants is just the beginning,” added Gan, who has the backing of Filipino-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation under its president William Gosiaco for the Sino-Filipino Friendship Day Golf Tournament on May 28.
Philippine Sports Commission chairman William Ramirez noted Gan’s role will not be limited to grassroots development.
“Oliver Gan is committed to assist us and help us. Perhaps we can tap Oliver to bridge our China connections along the way,” said Ramirez on Thursday.
“I think he can work with PSI director Mark Velasco in that aspect,” added Ramirez.