I’m absolutely thrilled to announce another successful Cooley Golf Classic where together we raised an outstanding $53,000 for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets – smashing our previous year’s totals of $20,000 and $35,000 respectively and lifting our total donations over the three golf classics to a massive $108,000.
It was a fantastic day with a great turnout of 150 guests, with 130
registering to play the 18-hole game of golf at St Michael’s Golf Club. I’d like
to congratulate our winners Justin Bell, Cameron Airlie, Luke Roberts and Grant
Dee of Ray White Maroubra – well done!
I would also like to sincerely thank all of you who made the day a success by giving it your support and attending, and through your generous donations. In particular I’d like to thank our hole sponsors Domain, The Sydney Morning Herald, Gough Recruitment, Walter Turnbul, Piper Property Group, Icons of Sport and Splash Window Displays, as well as all the local businesses who donated items for the charity auction, raffle items and prizes.
The proceeds from the day will fund two $10,000 scholarships for two talented
students that come from disadvantaged circumstances, providing critical
financial support for further education. And the remaining $33,000 will go
towards helping the Youth Off The Streets foundation carry out their important
work, including working with young people who are chronically homeless, drug
dependent and recovering from abuse.
And finally a huge thank you to the Youth Off The Streets team, in particular Joanne Baxter, for the key role she played in organizing the event and making the day a huge success.