Mile­stone for Le­gacy

Wanneroo Times - - News - Mark Don­ald­son

MUCH fan­fare sur­rounded the re­cent WA Po­lice Le­gacy hitout at Wanneroo Golf Club as it ticked past the six-fig­ure mark for funds raised in the past decade.

From mod­est be­gin­nings 10 years ago, the event has grown into an im­por­tant an­nual cash drive for the or­gan­i­sa­tion, which sup­ports the fam­i­lies of of­fi­cers killed in ac­tion.

Sgt David Bright, who founded the event with Sgt Steve Hard­ing, was hum­bled by what it had achieved.

“The tour­na­ment reached two ma­jor mile­stones in 2017, with this be­ing its 10th year and with monies raised for Le­gacy now sur­pass­ing $100,000,” he said.

This year it at­tracted a do­na­tion from West­coast BMW of a car worth about $40,000 to any­one who landed a hole-in- one on hole 4 at the Neerabup course. But it proved the ul­ti­mate tease for the 84 golfers, with none land­ing the Ger­man ride in their drive­way.

At­ten­dees had an­other chance for a hole-in­one prize at the 15th pin, where a $25,000 so­lar pack­age from In­fi­nite En­ergy was on of­fer. That, too, went beg­ging.

The com­pe­ti­tion, which fea­tured an even split be­tween po­lice of­fi­cers and com­mu­nity mem­bers, raised $9600.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Se­nior po­lice of­fi­cers Nick An­ti­cich, Gary Budge , Tony Flac and Duane Bell.

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