Fundraising event as successful as a hole-in-one

MORE than 100 golfers teed off to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Tasmania at the Claremont Golf Club over Easter.

Held on Good Friday, 27 teams competed for prizes donated by local businesses and the prestigious Brodie Saville Memorial Trophy.

Special guests included former AFL great Michael O’Loughlin, former Tasmanian and Australian cricketer Brett Geeves, Tasmanian and VFL football legend Craig Davis and golfing professionals.

Muscular Dystrophy Tasmania president Michael Peters said the event made an impact to support those living with the condition in Tasmania.

“Muscular Dystrophy is not a well-known disease, but it is a horrible disease,” he said.

“Through the event, we wanted to spread awareness about the condition and funds for our organisation, which is 100 per cent volunteer run.

“We were absolutely rapt with how the day went and received very positive feedback from everyone involved.

“We were able to generate a profit of $19,100 and have set our sights on reaching $30,000 in 2019.

“We are now looking for ideas and suggestions on what we can add to the day to make it bigger and better.”

Forty-five volunteers joined in on the action to ensure players and guests had plenty of refreshments during the day.

Entertainment was provided by John X and the Bawdy Panto team, and Pickles Auctions hosted a sporting memorabilia auction.

Twenty per cent of funds raised were donated to the Paediatric Ward at the Royal Hobart Hospital, and 20 per cent was donated to Ronald McDonald House Hobart.

Muscular Dystrophy is a hereditary condition marked by progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles.

For more information, contact Muscular Dystrophy Tasmania on email or phone John on 0400 877 137.

Caption: Participants take to the green during Muscular Dystrophy Tasmania’s Golf Day fundraising event. Photo credit: James McCluskey.

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