Trio dig deep in fundraiser

Broome Advertiser - - Sport - Jakeb Wad­dell

Six­teen teams put their blood, sweat and tears into a week of fast­paced ac­tion, all in the name of char­ity for the 2017 Kyle An­drews Pen­tathlon.

The teams of three com­peted against each other in a sport­ing spec­tac­u­lar last week, com­pris­ing golf, ten­nis, pool, lawn bowls and darts, but it was Jeremy and Luke McAr­dle and Brett Mor­ley, of The Un­der­lays, who walked away cham­pi­ons. The team edged out the El­gas and Bit­coin Ban­dit sides, who fin­ished in equal sec­ond, and were handed their tro­phy at a wind-up at the RSL on Fri­day, fol­low­ing the highly an­tic­i­pated darts event.

It was The Un­der­lays’ con­sis­tency across the five events that led to them emerg­ing vic­to­ri­ous, win­ning the lawn bowls and fin­ish­ing sec­ond in ten­nis and darts.

The Bit­coin Ban­dits won the golf event, with the Broome Bulls in full swing for their ten­nis win.

All the Kings’ Men took out the pool and darts.

The pen­tathlon raised more than $30,000 for the Kyle An­drews Foun­da­tion, from fundrais­ing, en­try fees and “fines for mis­con­duct” through­out the week.

The not-for-profit char­ity brings 18 sick chil­dren to Broome each year for a week of un­for­get­table ac­tiv­i­ties.

KAF chair­man Matt Sear thanked the com­mit­tee, vol­un­teers and par­tic­i­pants for a suc­cess­ful and en­joy­able week.

“It was a very com­pet­i­tive week — ev­ery­body gave it their all and had a good laugh,” he said.

“The best part was the will­ing­ness of all the par­tic­i­pants, dig­ging deep into their pock­ets and donating. We are ex­tremely grate­ful.”

Pic­tures: Ashlie Wil­liamson

The Un­der­lays’ Jeremy and Luke McAr­dle, and Brett Mor­ley with the spoils of suc­cess.

Tam­lan McKay plays lawn bowls.

Luke Richards dur­ing the golf event.

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