Golfers teeing up a social event for charity
GAYLE Daetz has been fundraising for the Leukaemia Foundation for almost two decades, but this month she is taking the money-making venture on a whole new course.
Rather than raising money through bake sales and homemade goods, Team J&J wants people to tee off with donations at the Gatton Jubilee Golf Club at their charity event.
Team J&J organiser Mrs Daetz said every golfer would help those affected by leukaemia.
“They don’t have to have any experience,” Mrs Daetz said.
“They can just come out and support team J&J and have a bit of a giggle and a hit.”
The cause is personal for Mrs Daetz, who lost her son after he was diagnosed with cancer at 17 years old.
Since his death, Mrs Daetz has raised money for the families and patients affected by cancer as a legacy to her son.
“I want to support the patients and their families because I’ve been down that road,” she said.
Mrs Daetz’s son fought leukaemia for six years before losing his battle at just 23.
“I had six years of meeting other patients and their families and knowing what they’re going through,” Mrs Daetz said.
The charity golf event will feature a two-person ambrose competition on Sunday, February 24.
Gatton Jubilee Golf Club bar manager Luke Zabel said the event was an opportunity for people to have fun for a good cause.
“Gayle has got a lot of prizes donated by Andrew Dodt and other local businesses, so everyone has a chance at winning a prize.”
Mr Zabel encouraged everyone to get involved in the event, even if they’d never picked up a golf club before.
“It’s a game for life, you can take it up at five and still be playing at 85,” he said.
About 10 teams have so far registered for the day but many spots are still available.
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