Golfers chip in for com­mu­nity

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

COM­MU­NITY mem­bers scored a hole in one by rais­ing money for worth­while causes dur­ing a char­ity golf day in South Perth.

More than 100 peo­ple took part in the Royal Perth Char­ity Golf Day on Novem­ber 11 with $32,000 raised for the Kens­ing­ton Po­lice and Com­mu­nity Youth Cen­tre (PCYC), $15,000 for Pro­tec­tion WA and $5000 for Como Se­condary Col­lege.

Com­mit­tee chair­man Wilf Son­ntag said the money for the Kens­ing­ton PCYC would help them run a drop-in cen­tre on Fri­day nights.

“It will help them run ac­tiv­i­ties for vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple in the com­mu­nity and $5000 of that money will go to fur­ni­ture,” he said.

“The money for Pro­tec­tion WA will help them run pro­grams in pri­mary schools while the money for Como Se­condary Col­lege is for schol­ar­ships to help stu­dents with projects, books and other items.”

Mr Son­ntag said about 130 peo­ple par­tic­i­pated in golf and 180 peo­ple at­tended a din­ner and auc­tion dur­ing the evening.

“When the day was cre­ated 16 years ago the idea was to give back to the com­mu­nity,” he said.

“There were auc­tion items that in­cluded a he­li­copter ride, a din­ner for 12 and wine.”

Royal Perth Char­ity Golf Day com­mit­tee mem­bers Bren­don Kay, Terry An­drews, Alge Sukys and Wilf Son­ntag.

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