The Waves Sports Club hosted its annual Charity Golf Day recently, with this year’s beneficiary being Meals on Wheels Bundaberg.
The day broke all previous years’ records in attendance with 127 players and volunteers participating and achieved the second highest result in money raised with $10,609.
Meals on Wheels service manager Brendon Searle was last week presented with a cheque for the total money raised by The Waves’ team including The Waves Sports Club president Gary Black; the club’s secretary, Tony Castro; the club’s treasurer, Rob Asnicar; and the club’s CEO, Brendan Royall.
Karen Shillabeer from The Waves Sports Club and main organiser of the event said the response and turnout was incredible.
“Some 28 teams of four registered within the first two weeks of the invitation being sent out and unfortunately after that we had to start declining to additional interested businesses because we’d reached the golf course player maximum,” she said.
“We also had a record attendance in volunteers for the day from both The Waves Sports Club’s staff and Meals on Wheels. I can’t speak highly enough of these people.
“This year we decided on Meals on Wheels as the charity beneficiary because of the terrific work Brendon Searle and his team do in the local community.”
The Waves Sports Club donated more than $1.439 million to over 120 individuals, organisations, and businesses within the community last financial year, including local sport, charities, schools, hospitals, the arts, and emergency services.
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