SPORT provides the opportunity to do more than just play.
The Apex club of Echuca-Moama will run its annual golf fundraising day on December 1 at the Rich River golf club.
The day — held in conjunction with Toyota, who are offering a Hilux as the hole in one prize for the day — sees teams take part in a four ball ambrose competition.
Along with some high quality golf, the day will feature raffles and other fundraising opportunities, as well as food provided.
Club member Andrew Christensen said the event was a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a day of golf while supporting a great cause.
‘‘It’s four hours of great golf for those who come along,’’ Christensen said.
‘‘We get to meet with people in our network, as well as those who are joining them on the day and get to take part in the day of golf.’’
Apex raises money to distribute to community groups who need its assistance.
Some of the club’s projects include assisting to send kids on the annual Portsea Holiday camp, as well as helping Camp Quality to run programs in Echuca-Moama.
‘‘I could talk about this for hours,’’ Christensen said.
‘‘Especially with something like Camp Quality. These are kids with cancer and there are people around them who are also suffering.
‘‘We’ve had a lot of success over a long period in getting these kids up to E-M, housing them for the weekend and providing activities like going on the river boats and down to the port.’’
The charity has also extended to groups that are only now getting the attention they deserve.
‘‘Last year we raised money for the Campaspe Family Violence group,’’ Christensen said.
‘‘They’re very new, so we brought Rosie Battie to town and held a dinner at the bowls club, which ended up raising about $40,000.’’
The Apex club has been heavily involved in the community for a great deal of time now.
Not long after Christensen spoke to the Riv, an article was found from November 3, 1967 discussing the club sending 30 participants to the very same Portsea holiday camp.
The golf day still has a number of team spots remaining, with teams of four required to play.
Further information is available from Apex Club of E-M.