Golf tournament to raise MND research funds
About 100 people will be heading to Cobram-Barooga Golf Club on Friday for a charity tournament to raise money for ‘Daniher’s Drive’, which funds research into motor neurone disease.
Tournament organiser Warren Hicks said the cause was close to his heart because his mother Lorna Hicks died from MND in 2002.
‘‘She was such a lovely and caring person who would do anything for anyone,’’ he said.
‘‘She was very community oriented, so it was fitting that her legacy lives on through our local team.’’
Lorna’s Cobram Crew is the fundraising team dedicated to Lorna Hicks’ memory, and it aims to raise $8000 this year for Daniher’s Drive.
‘‘We’re doing the drive and raising funds in her honour to try and prevent others from getting MND and to help those already living with it,’’ Mr Hicks said.
Even though MND is something Mr Hicks takes seriously, he said he wanted the tournament itself to be a casual, fun day and a chance to escape the office.
He said people coming to the tournament should brace themselves for ‘‘competitive, but well-meaning banter’’ on the day.
The tournament will be a four-person ambrose handicap format, and there will be prizes and presentations at the end of the day.
The cost is $250 per team, with all proceeds going to Lorna’s Cobram Crew.
To enter a team into the tournament, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details: full name and phone number of team organiser/captain, team name, list of team members with handicaps (official or best estimate).
To donate, go to: https://danihersdrive2017.everydayhero.com/au/lorna-s-cobram-crew