Heathcote Bowling Club is committed to helping fight “the beast” of MND with an ongoing fundraising program of events.
This year marks the club’s third Australia Day Fundraiser.
There’ll be a 2-4-2 competition — its name acknowledging that for every 2 people diagnosed with MND each day, another 2 die because of MND.
And the richest prize in a Heathcote fund-raising bowls competition is up for grabs!
The Grand Bowls event has a $1000 first prize for the winner of a one-bowl knock-out event.
It will be one of the highlights of a day of bowls that starts with the two-four-two bowls triples event at 9.45 am.
2-4-2 teams must include at least one non-pennant bowler and team places are still available — first prize will be a dozen bottles of premium Heathcote Shiraz.
But it’s the Grand Bowls event at 3 pm that’s attracting widespread interest in the bowls fraternity.
For a $20 donation to MND research, each player will be required to win their way through a series of knock-out singles games until there are just two bowlers left to play for the $1000 grand prize — generously donated by the Hindsight Club.
Event organiser Brian Taylor says lots of bowlers have already been in touch.
“We have entries from a wide range of clubs already, but we are looking for more,” he said.
People who would like to be involved in the event but are unable to make the trip on the day are encouraged to contact Mr Taylor for an entry ticket.
“A substitute bowler can be organised to take the bowl on behalf of an absent player,” he said.
“That way, people can still be involved and make a contribution to the MND fund-raising effort, as well as being in with a chance to win a slice of the prize.”
For more information call Heathcote Bowls Club on 5433-3584 or Brian Taylor on 0419 503 997.
In 2016, a highly successful 24-hour bowls marathon — the Great Bowl Over— netted a whopping $22,500 and in 2017 $4,000 was raised during a shorter 2-4-2 competition.