The threat of rain could not put a dampener on the Henzells Pelican Waters Foundation Charity Golf and Long Lunch Classic which has raised thousands of dollars to help Queenslanders with a disability and their families.
A near capacity field of more than 130 golfers teed off in the ninth-annual fundraising event on Friday October 12 with the worst of the rain holding off long enough to ensure an enjoyable days play for all, followed by a stylish lunch, spirited auction and live entertainment at The Sebel.
Pelican Waters director Garry Waters thanked the local businesses and individuals who swung behind the cause.
“The generosity shown by the local community which continues to back the event year after year is quite astounding,’’ Mr Waters said
“On behalf of the Henzells Pelican Waters Foundation I would like to thank our great supporters and business partners for their generosity and commitment to making the Sunshine Coast a better place,’’ he said.
The event would not have been possible without the kind support of naming sponsors ANZ and Caloundra City Autos, premier sponsors Hall Contracting, Covey Associates and BA Murphy Constructions, major sponsors Hotondo Homes, Channel 9, Oak Tree Retirement Village and a host of others.
Montrose Therapy and Respite Services will be presented with $20,000 as the major beneficiary of this year’s classic. For 85 years, Montrose has been providing vital services to Queenslanders with a disability and their families.
The group works with 2000 children and young adults across the state providing therapy, respite and lifestyle programs in the home, school and community. Montrose cares for many children and their families on the Sunshine Coast from their office at Birtinya and local clinics.
Henzells Agency and Pelican Waters has a proud, 25-plus year history of donating funds and land to charities, sporting clubs, individuals and families in need.
In 2010, Henzells Agency and Pelican Waters established a Foundation to support local charities and families who do not receive government support.
Since then the Foundation has donated in excess of $205,000 through a variety of mediums with the annual golf and long lunch classic being a significant contributor.