The wonderful staff, volunteers and members of Pine Rivers Golf Club in Kurwongbah, 30km north of Brisbane, raised $600 in their Annual Coral Burdette Rose Bowl Open Golf Day for cancer research recently. The fundraising event is dedicated to the members and supporters of the club who have lost their battle to cancer over the past years.
‘This year we had 55 players for the golf day, and all of them know of someone who has been affected by the effects of cancer in some way’, said Faye Volter, one of the organisers of the event.
Faye is a member and volunteer at Pine Rivers Golf Club and says that although the club has donated previously to ACRF, it was only recently that they decided to raise awareness and fundraise for cancer research through this annual event. ‘Coral’s day has been run for many years as a ladies event, but in the last few years men and those from other clubs have been invited to come along and have a fun day and help with a great cause, which has helped us raise more money for cancer research’, said Faye recently.
Last year, the event attracted the attention of many club members and a total $400 was raised. This year organisers held a bigger event with the support of members, friends, and local companies. Each player donated $5 for the golf game, and raffle tickets were sold for $1, all the donations from the day went directly to cancer research. Special thanks to club members, such as Peter McCosker and family, and companies such as Pine River’s Golf Pro Shop and Drummond’s Golf Shop Lawnton who donated the raffle prize items.
The Club hopes to gain further support from local networks and to raise more funds next year. Thank you to everyone at Pine Rivers Golf Club and their supporters for the continued effort in the fight against cancer.
Pictures: Courtesy of Pine Rivers Golf Club