Tour­na­ment for can­cer lodge


Just how much the Ti­rau Lions Club Char­ity Golf tour­na­ment has raised in its 40-plus years of run­ning will never quite be known.

But hav­ing come up with more than $20,000 from the past two years’ events is a sure sign that fig­ure is sub­stan­tial.

Ev­ery year since the club was es­tab­lished it has run a char­ity golf tour­na­ment that at­tracts up to 90 com­peti­tors.

All the pro­ceeds are do­nated to a char­ity of the club’s choice which, for the past two years, has been the Can­cer So­ci­ety’s Lions Lodge in Hamil­ton.

This year will be the third and fi­nal do­na­tion to the cause.

Fundrais­ing com­mit­tee mem­ber Mur­ray McAlis­ter said the support from South Waikato and Mata­mata- Pi­ako busi­nesses is phe­nom­e­nal. ‘‘They are just so gen­er­ous.’’ And this year is shap­ing up to be a good one too, he said.

‘‘So far we seem to be get­ting a re­ally good re­sponse.’’

And that is be­cause the cause strikes a chord with most, he said.

‘‘So many peo­ple have got a [can­cer] story they can re­late to.’’

The tour­na­ment kicks off on Wai­tangi Day, Fe­bru­ary 6 with a 2 tee rolling start from 9-11.30am. En­try costs $20.

Con­tact Charlie on 07 883 1476 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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