“What a cracker!” exclaimed Ben, again and again as he smashed the ball down the fairway in exchange for donations on the first hole. Meeting Ben, who plays golf with just one arm, was the highlight of the annual SOSUNS Golf Day accoording to many participants. Watching Ben’s amazingly good hand eye coordination truly was inspirational and many of the golfers gladly took Ben’s shot rather than their own. Read more
Despite early morning storms and some very nervous organisers the 2010 SOSUNS Golf day went off without a hitch. Thirty minutes before the first hole was set to be played the clouds cleared and the sun came out. Golfers happily grabbed their clubs and jumped on buggies, ready for a fun day of golf with friends in support of Special Olympics Sydney Upper North Shore athletes.
The golf day was held at Avondale Golf Course and included special guests like Ken and Oscar Done and Ben Elias. All golfers enjoyed a great dinner and were entertained by some inspirational guest speakers. SOSUNS athlete Alistair did a fantastic job with his first ever presentation.
The Auction was a great success and monies raised on the day will be very useful in paying for coaches and venues so that our athletes can continue their sporting sessions into 2011.
SOSUNS athletes Tom, Nathaniel and Luke all attended and played with sponsors. It was thrill for the sponsors to see our athletes in action.
Thank you to all of our sponsors who made this day possible. A big thank you especially to Michelle Jackson who worked tirelessly to organise the day.
The 2008 Special Olympics annual TMA Golf Day, held in November was a fantastic success. The SOSUNS golfers, Luke, Tom, Nathaniel and Harry practised for weeks in preparation for the big event.