Golfers wear pink to support good cause
GOLF: There will be a splash of pink on the Wondai Country Club golf course on Sunday with players dressing up for the annual McGrath Foundation pink stumps golf day.
The day is an initiative of the Wondai Cricket Club and consists of a three person ambrose over 18 hole.
The event has been running for seven years and secretary of the Wondai Cricket Club, Cameron Donohue said it is a great opportunity to show support and raise funds for the charity.
"Unfortunately we have all been affected by breast cancer directly or indirectly and as a committee we wanted to see how we could make a difference,” he said.
The committee were inspired to create an event in the South Burnett after seeing the support for the foundation shown by those in their cricketing circles.
"It's a social day, all the guys get together for what the McGrath Foundation do to support families effected by breast cancer,” Donohue said.
"It has built up to 100 people in the last two to three years playing golf on the Sunday.
"There will be plenty pink throughout the day.”
This year was the tenth annual 'Pink Test' when the Sydney Cricket Ground turns pink in support of the foundation.
The charity exceeded their fund raising goal of $1.3 million.
The McGrath Foundation funds 118 McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia, mostly in regional and rural areas where such treatment may be hard to find.
More than 56,000 families have been supported since 2005 including families in our region with the South Burnett having one McGrath Foundation nurse.
The foundation encourages community groups to hold their own pink stumps day, and while it traditionally involves cricket, the Wondai Cricket Club chose to hold the event at the golf club to support the Wondai Country Club.
It will be a day all can enjoy with a barbecue from 9.30am before the golf starts at 10am.
Bob Jane T-Mart at Kingaroy has donated a $500 hole in one prize and there will also be a holiday up for grabs as a raffle prize as well as electronic goods.
The cricket club will also have a bowls day at the Wondai Country Club in support of the charity on Friday, February 16 ahead of the foundations official Pink Stumps Day of Saturday, February 17.
The committee is hoping to shine a light on the work the foundation do in the South Burnett community for those affected by cancer, making the day as much educational as a fun day out on the green.
The golf day costs $22 per person.
For more information and to book phone Cameron Donohue on 0409 644 722.