GEORGE NEWS - Local golfers had a glorious day at the Rooirivierrif sports grounds last Saturday (12 May) during a sponsored golf day for Cansa. Exciting prizes, a lucky draw, an auction and delicious boerewors rolls made it a family outing for members of the Garden Route Golf Club.
The men's winner in the B-division is Rian Pienaar, with Anthony Sansom in the first place in the C-division. The winner in the women's division is Karen Barnard.
Cansa’s Jackie Biljon is thankful for the continued support from the residents of George.
"This golf day serves a dual purpose. It is a fundraiser as well as an opportunity for Cansa to increase its footprint awareness in the community," she said. Charles Steyn, club president of the Garden Route Golf Club, thanked the sponsors for their support.
"The future of the golf club may be uncertain, but one thing is certain the members do the right thing for the right reason, you can feel the energy here today," he said.
The George Herald reported earlier on a council decision to rent the premises to the Rooirivierrif Sport Committee. It is uncertain whether the committee will manage the upkeep of the golf course. Up until now the course has been managed by the former lessee of the club house.
Cansa offers a unique integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer.
They are a leading role-player in cancer research, spending more than R12 million annually.
Exciting prizes, a lucky draw, an auction and delicious boerewors rolls made it a family outing for members of the Garden Route Golf Club.
The scientific findings and knowledge gained from the research is used to assist in re-aligning the country’s health programmes as well as strengthening the watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public.
The Cansa Care Centres in 103 Merriman Street offers a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer. For information contact Cansa George at 044 874 4824.
The main sponsors of the day include Buco George, Akkers, Paintsmiths, Busy Brush, Kloppers, Third Generation, Wheels, FAW trucks, Aramex, Phambili Civils and the surrounding golf courses.
Sponsors and golf club committee members: In front from left are Anthony Sansom (Phambili Civils), Duncan Wolmarans (Busy Brush), Rohan Minnaar (Sanlam) and Francois Kleyn (chairperson). At the back (from left) are Kobus Oosthuizen (FAW Trucks), Alet Grobler, Jackie Biljon (Cansa), Charles Steyn (club president) and Adrian Pentz (Shoprite/Checkers). Photos: Myron Rabinowitz
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