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3rd times a charm….

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Our golf day, held on the 12th July, 2019 was the perfect Winter’s day in Brisbane.

Not only was the weather perfect, the turnout, the way the game was played, the people, and the results were next level!

Before we do the drumroll on the final figure, there are so many people we would like to thank, because without them, the day would not have been in anyway the success that it was.

Paul Crooks started it last year and Justin Street followed on this year in reaching out to his contacts and bringing so many sponsors on board. These kind hearted individuals and companies are the reason we had our best ever result for our annual Charity Golf Day. In supporting us, we ask that you support them. The full list of our sponsors is below.

Once the golf is over, the fun part is the awards and the raffle. Thank you to our donors who ensured we were able to provide some fantastic prizes to our winners. Like our sponsors, we ask that you support our donors when you can.

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We are lucky enough to also have those supporters, that although they couldn’t make the day, made substantial donations. Thank you:

And of course, a huge thank you to all of those who played golf and bought raffle tickets, each and every one of you contributed to the succesful day we had and we look forward to seeing you all back on the course next year.

Thanks too, to Peter of Nudgee Golf Club – nothing is too much trouble for you! To Wendy Dunstan for taking the day off work and helping Leigh out (and being good company). To Brian Debert and his Golf Blog for getting more folk on board and for awarding the best dressed with a golf goodies pack made up by your good self. A special shout out to Brett Matheson from Decon who flew up from Melbourne to attend the day and bought an awful lot of tickets (WOW)!

The winners of the Golf day are listed below.

  • Overall winners – Brian Debert and Ross Cook (Score 61.75)
  • 2nd place – Mark Barnett and Shane Krueger (Score 64.25)
  • 3rd place – Brent Crooks and Gregory Street (Score 64.25)
  • 4th place – Bob Milne and Glen Wolfenden (Score 64.5)
  • Nearest to Pin (3rd hole) – Tas Henry (wins coolest name too)
  • Nearest to Pin (14th hole) – Brent Crooks
  • Longest drive women – Fiona Kenny
  • Longest drive men – Ross Cook

In wrapping up, the author of this note would like to thank our board member Graham McColm for the extraordinary effort he put in to ensuring our day was a success. Macca you nailed it!

And finally – the real winner of the day is the cancer research scientists because our PROFIT for the day came in at….remembering that our 1st golf day we netted $3,432 and last year $9,012……..$9735 making this our most successful golf day yet. We are so incredibly grateful!

To see some photos from the day, click here. Like our Facebook page while there so you can keep updated with our events. Thank you again!

Now what to do? Oh yes, something about a special dinner we are holding in October. To learn more, click here We want this event to be our biggest and most successful fundraiser, ever! Will you join us?

Come have a ‘Day on the Greens’ with Play for a Cure Foundation

Friday, May 18th, 2018

PLAY for a Cure’s ‘Day on the Green’ is back. 

Our 2nd annual golf day exceeded expectations – can we go even better this year?

All funds raised will (as usual) go to support critical cancer research programs.

Get in quick as the positions fill up extremely quickly and we don’t want you to miss out.  Click here to secure your tickets.

There will be many great prizes on offer for both men and women participants on the day.

The format will be a 2 ball Ambrose.  The 2 person teams can be organised in any form either with both men or by both women or mixed, it doesn’t matter.

Anyone can register to play and any singles will be paired off on the day.

Further Information

  • Carts need to be pre-booked
  • If you have an AGU Handicap and a golf link number please provide at Registration
  • If you do not have a handicap, one will be allocated on the day
  • A food and drinks Cart will be available during the day
  • RSVP is by 4th July
  • Registration is from 8am at the Course and after the game we will enjoy a BBQ lunch with the awards ceremony.
  • Sponsorship of holes is available (if interested, contact Leigh at leigh@playforacure.com.au)

At lunch, we will be hosting a raffle where some great prizes will be available.

INFORMATION FOR THE DAY

Nudgee Golf Club
1207 Nudgee Road Brisbane

Car Parking:  There is plenty of Car Parking available on site

Paying Registration:  if paying on the day, cash is preferred to pay for your registration and/or Lunch. Credit card facility is available however there is a 2% surcharge

(costs reminder is noted at the end of this sheet)

TimeNotes
8am Players must arrive on time for sign-in and briefing
8.45 - 9.00am                   

 

                

              

                  
Players  tee off  (shotgun start) 
12.45 - 1.00pmLunch ONLY guests may arrive anytime however suggest around this time

(children are not permitted in the pokies or bar area)

1.30 - 1.45 approxLunch, raffles and after match presentations   
2.30 - 3.00pm Day Concludes

 

What to bring and other FAQ’s:

Bring your Sunscreen, hat and Water

Strictly NO THONGS allowed in clubhouse

Bring cash for raffles if you wish to purchase tickets

Food and drinks cart will be available they are CASH ONLY

Reminder Costs

(non Nudgee GC member):

$70 Golf + Lunch

$90 Golf + Lunch (plus shared cart)

$25.00 Lunch Only (Adults)

Nudge GC Members

$45 Golf + Lunch

$60 Golf + Lunch (plus shared cart)

Dinner for the children!

Friday, April 27th, 2018

We are back and we will be returning to the beautiful Marquee Room at Victoria Park Golf Complex for our 2019 Annual Charity Cancer Research dinner, with emcee Victoria Carthew.

This year, all profits of the event will help Professor Bryan Day and his team at the Sid Faithfull Brain Cancer Laboratory, particularly Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).  Just by coming you will be rewarded with a fun-filled night of:

  • Guest Speakers – confirmed Kevin Walters
  • Live Music by songstress Taylor Wilton and the band Vintage
  • A 2-course 5-star meal
  • 4 hour beverage package including wine, beer and soft drink
  • Cheese Station
  • Raffles
  • Lucky Door Prize
  • Live and Silent Auctions
  • Dancing and plenty of laughs

Want some fresh air? Step outside….


Click here to secure your ticket!

On the 19th October, 2019 from 6:30pm, arrive for pre-dinner drinks in a private outdoor area and then, just before 7pm, head into the magnificent Marquee room for dinner where you can meet our guests.

This year we ask you wear GOLD – the colour of Childhood Cancers. Because we all know cancer is cruel for whomever is diagnosed but when a child gets cancer, its unfathomable!

Be sure to bring some spare change with you, as all throughout the night we will be holding raffle draws with some fantastic prizes to be won.

As always, we will be holding an auction as well as a silent auction.  Credit card facilities will be available for convenience so that any auction items won on the night can either be paid for by cash or credit card – allowing you to take your winning goodies home with you!

Check out all the latest updates on our Facebook event page as we provide further information about the night, including our guest stars and prizes to be won!

About Kevin Walters – Guest Speaker

Kevin Walters is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and a former player. He is the head coach of the Queensland State of Origin team, as well as a commentator for Fox League. Walters played for the Australian Kangaroos, Queensland Maroons and at a professional club level primarily for the Brisbane Broncos.[

About Steven Bradbury – Guest Speaker

Steven John Bradbury is an Australian former short track speed skater and four-time Olympian. He won gold in the 1,000 m event at the 2002 Winter Olympics – the first athlete from the Southern Hemisphere and Australia to win a Winter Olympic gold medal and was also part of the short track relay team that won Australia’s first ever Winter Olympic medal, a bronze in 1994.

Steven Bradbury (on Survivor)

About Victoria, our Emcee

Victoria is a highly respected journalist, presenter, broadcaster, producer and emcee, and has more than two decades of media experience. Currently a presenter with the Seven Network’s popular travel and lifestyle program, ‘Queensland Weekender’, Victoria is also a regular guest on both Radio 4BC and ABC 612 and is the Brisbane Broncos No.1 Emcee.

Emcee Vic Carthew

High Tea anyone?

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Today, during Breast Cancer Awareness month, we held our first high tea, and we were well attended at P4AC headquarters.

A few familiar faces, but more importantly, we met and enjoyed the company of a few new supporters and lovely ladies they are.  You won’t be surprised to hear they are sporting folks of a similar ilk to us!  Diamond sport fans but this time, baseball is their number 1 love!  Thank you for coming ladies, thoroughly enjoyed your company!

We started with the presentation of Fifth Avenue Jewellery Collection by former Director of Play for a Cure, Kelli Oates.  By having the party we were presented with a gift that you will all see soon enough, when we do our next raffle :). Part of the profits of the sales will also come to P4AC so thank you Kelli and Fifth Avenue Collection!

Yum, variety for all….

Final figures to come, however along with the small entry fee that the folks paid and because of the very kind donations from Cheryl-Lea Godfrey, Leigh, Woolworths Wynnum West, Fudge Queen, Elizabeth Woods & Carol McKellar and  it looks like we will make over $400.

Lots of delicious food, and tea without teabags was served, along with some pink champagne.  Each guest was provided with a bag of goodies, containing a ribbon pin, a pen and  breast cancer information thanks to our favourite cancer research charity – Australian Cancer Research Foundation AND a pink P4AC wristband.  Each guest also received a raffle ticket and the lucky winner Barb was given some jewellery.

Discussing the Jewellery catalogue – what do you like?

All in all a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning, not only enjoying the good company but knowing that we raised a small amount to help with Breast cancer research.  Already looking forward to next October!

Thank you ladies for your support today – it means the world!

 

The ladies of our High Tea portratised… thank you ladies 🙂