Hole-in-one for wor­thy char­ity

Central Queensland News - - LIFE - Kristen Booth Kristen.Booth@cqnews.com.au

ROUND up your mates and join the com­mu­nity in putting for a good cause at the Emer­ald Golf Club later to­day.

Play­ers will join in a day of fun and com­pe­ti­tion on the green to help raise funds and aware­ness for BUSHkids, a not for profit or­gan­i­sa­tion pro­vid­ing pri­mary health care to chil­dren and their fam­i­lies in ru­ral Queens­land com­mu­ni­ties.

The Royal Queens­land Bush Chil­dren’s Health Scheme builds ca­pac­ity in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties to iden­tify and re­spond to chil­dren who are at risk of poor health, ed­u­ca­tional and so­cial out­comes.

There is a high de­mand for speech and lan­guage ther­apy in the Cen­tral High­lands, and all funds

raised from the char­ity golf day will go to­wards en­abling BUSHkids to pro­vide speech and lan­guage ser­vices for fam­i­lies to ac­cess at no cost.

The three-ball am­brose con­sists of a full 18-hole com­pe­ti­tion, giv­ing com­peti­tors the chance to raise aware­ness for a good cause and win great prizes.

A total of 36 teams will be com­pet­ing through­out the day and each reg­is­tered player will re­ceive a free Makita tool bag with a sleeve of Titleist Prov1 balls, a sausage siz­zle and lunch.

To­day be­ing Fri­day the 13th, com­peti­tors are en­cour­aged to have fun and dress up, with prizes given for the best dressed team and buggy.

Event or­gan­iser Doug Gray said funds raised would go straight back to the com­mu­nity.

“We want to raise money to pay for ex­penses to run the BUSHkids Emer­ald of­fice,” he said.

“It will be a great, fun day out, and ev­ery­one should come along.”

Fol­low­ing the game at ap­prox­i­mately 4pm, ev­ery­one is in­vited to at­tend an auc­tion at the club with the chance to take home two great prizes, in­clud­ing two re­turn flights to Bris­bane with one nights ac­com­mo­da­tion and a set of Call­away golf clubs.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

FUN DAY: The BUSHkids char­ity golf day is on to­day at the Emer­ald Golf Club.

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