THE chance to win $1000 for a hole-in-one is up for grabs as part of the Troy Pocock Meningococcal Foundation fund-raiser next month.
The annual event attracts about 130 players and this year’s cash prize is expected to draw more.
This is the foundation’s largest fund-raising event. Over the past 10 years about $100,000 has been raised.
The money goes toward the foundation’s medical scholarship at the University of Wollongong, meningococcal symptoms cards in the parents’ packs at Shoalhaven and Milton hospitals and sports drink bottles.
The foundation is also raising funds to support a young Shoalhaven boy who contracted meningococcal when he was six months old. He is now five and will soon require major leg surgery.
Founder Larraine Pocock said the $1000 offer from the Bomaderry Lions Club would be donated to the foundation if it was not won by a lucky golfer on the day.
“We have had prizes of cars before but this is the first large cash prize,” she said.
“I was speaking with Lions member Ashley Stephenson from Bomaderry Lions about the golf day. He went away and had a chat to the members and then told me they had agreed to donate the money.
“They’ve also donated another $200 to the day.”
“This will be our seventh annual golf day and it’s shaping up to be a beauty,” Mrs Pocock said.
The golf day will be held on Sunday, June 15 Nowra Golf Club from 8am. To support the cause, phone 4421 2249.