Just about everyone was “pretty in pink” as a massive $10,700 was raised for Breast Cancer Research Trials at the third Coral Cove Golf Club Pink Charity Golf Day – a huge increase from the over $3,000 which was tallied at last year’s event.
A total of 96 players, adorning a range of fantastic pink outfits and arriving in decorated buggies, ‘Tee’d Off’ in a 2-person Ambrose and everyone had a ball, with Ryan Harrison and Todd Sommerfeld the overall winners..
Event joint-coordinator and Club Ladies Vice-captain Margherita O’Ryan said a full field of players came from the Sunshine Coast, Nanango, Town of 1770, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Bargara, and Coral Cove to support this wonderful charity event.
“The charity promotes a ‘Tee Off’ event each year for golf clubs across Australia to raise funds to provide independent academic research driven by patient need for the prevention, treatment, and cure of breast cancer,” Margherita said.
“Breast cancer affects both men and women. The money raised in this event goes directly towards important clinical research trials. A total of 820 researchers are working in more than 100 institutions across Australia and New Zealand to find new and better practices and strategies for the treatment, cure, and prevention of breast cancer.
“The day included numerous raffles and an auction of sporting memorabilia donated by members, including rare, signed photos framed from Australian sporting legend and 18-time World Squash Champion Heather McKay, a signed 2021 Queensland State of Origin Jersey, and a signed framed picture of Glenn McGrath taking his 400th wicket (Waqar Younis).
“The Club was lucky enough to receive a single cyclonic Carport made from colour-bond steel donated by Lysaght for D and G Sheds for an Auction, which was kindly run by John Price from Ray White Real Estate and was fiercely contested, with all items sold above reserve prices.
“David Hillier and Bundaberg Toyota sponsored the event along with many members and local businesses, including Ando's Electrical, Woolworths, Coles, Nash Upholstery, Pharmacy Alliance, BMG, Beez Neez Pools and Spa, D and G Steel Sheds, Oakwood Sheet Metal Works, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Bundaberg Physio, Carl Beu Painting, Legrand, Tony Cavanagh, Classic Framing, Upper Crust Bakery and Peter and Jane Folwell, while many members also donated and sponsored this event.”
Margherita also thanked Ha-Teya Gripske from Hitz939/4BU/Kix Country Radio for her help in promoting the event.
“The Club was overwhelmed at raising so much money and is grateful for the support of, and sends a huge thank you to the members, community, and businesses and everyone who attended, donated, and were involved in this event,” she said.
More sport news: Taryn’s triumph at Australian Athletics Championships