Gladstone businesses hit 'hole in one' for charity

THE divots have been filled, the balls have bounced back, and the handicaps have been counted but after all was said and done, the 2018 GEA Charity Golf Day raised over $5000 for the Port Curtis District Scouts.

Over 120 players from 30+ businesses took to the greens at the annual charity golf day with GEA Communications and Events Coordinator Kieran Moran saying if it wasn’t for local businesses donating their time and money towards community groups the community would be much poorer.

“Each year the GEA hold an annual charity golf day to raise funds for a local community group with Gladstone businesses and industry donating their time and money,” Mr Moran said.

“It’s no easy feat to not only take a day off work and donate money while you’re not earning it but that’s exactly what a number of Gladstone businesses did to support the young scouts to upgrade and repair their facilities at Awonga Dam and the GEA thanks them all for their efforts.”

Port Curtis District Scouts Commissioner Jeff Willkinson said due to the generosity of GEA members’ young Port Curtis District Scout group will have upgraded and better access to facilities.

“Money raised from the GEA Charity Golf Day will assist the Scouts by upgrading the buildings which are old and in the need of maintenance and it will also go towards upgrading the facilities for future generations so they can use the facilities in a safe manner,” Mr Willkinson said.

“We are very appreciative of the GEA and the local businesses for coming out and supporting the charity golf day which will give our scouts an amazing boost and it was also great to see the support from the local community.”

Principle sponsor of the 2018 GEA Charity Golf Day Site Skills Training Gladstone operations manager Nicola Curtis said she believes it’s important for local businesses to give back to the community.

“It was our second year as principle sponsor of the GEA’s Charity Golf Day and we support the event because it gives us the opportunity to help the community that supports our business,” Ms Curtis said.

“Site Skills Training Gladstone’s primary focus in 2018 is to be more engaged with the community and to support as many worthy causes as we can.  The scouts are a tradition in the region and we were more than happy to help in completing some significant maintenance and renovation projects.”

Picture: Winners of the best dressed at the GEA Charity Golf Day.  (From left) Jack Bonnici, Adam Peterson and Justyn Roth.

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