Could you play ten rounds in 24 hours?
Get yourself to Victoria Park Golf Complex on the 23rd of September for a great day out while also doing your bit for charity!
Pencil this date in your diary for the “Josh Marris 24 hour Charity Golf Challenge.”
Everyone knows at least one person who has been affected by cancer. Did you know that; 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85 and that Cancer is the leading cause of death in Australia – more than 43,000 people died from cancer in 20101.
PGA Golf Professional Josh Marris is aiming to play 10 rounds of golf in 24 hours. All proceeds will be donated to the Queensland Institute of Medical Research – a charity Josh holds very dear to his heart.
“My mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer at age 48. She has undergone a mastectomy to remove the affected breast and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.”
“The news of her diagnosis came just weeks after an Aunt of mine completed her chemotherapy treatment also for breast cancer, and now my step-father’s father has taken a turn for the worse with his battle against lung cancer,” Josh explains why he aims to raise $20,000 for QIMR.
The event is open to the public and we want the media to get behind Josh and support his initiative.
First tee off will be at 6:00am and approximately every 3 hours thereafter, Josh will play all through the night using fluorescent golf balls.
In addition to this, Victoria Park will keep its 72 bay driving range and 18-hole Putt Putt course open for 24 hours. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to QIMR.
Throughout the day QIMR volunteers will be on site, taking any donation big or small to reach the $20,000 target. There will also be raffles and competitions so get the whole family involved.
If you would like to be a part of this fantastic event and have the chance to play a round of golf with Josh please call Allen Hill on 07 3252 9891 or alternatively go to http://vpgc.com.au/whatson.html#august.