SVI 2016 Golf Day raises more than $95,000

Posted: 02nd November 2016

Thanks to the support of our corporate sponsors, participants and other organisations and individuals who donated items for our door prize, raffle, and verbal and silent auctions, more than $95,000 was raised for SVI research at our Annual Golf Day on Monday October 24th! This brings our fundraising total for this annual event to almost $800,000.

This was the 5th year Macquarie Leasing was our platinum sponsor, so we’d like to thank Andrew Sidery and Macquarie Leasing for their ongoing enthusiasm and generous support for our Charity Golf Day.
Thanks also to our 3 silver sponsors – Maxxia, AGL and Bertocchi Smallgoods – and 10 bronze sponsors; and to our entertainers on the day for sharing their talents with us: singer Emily Soon, bagpiper Andrew Leslie and comedian Greg Champion.
Melbourne’s unpredictable weather cooperated this year and after a rainy and windy weekend produced a beautiful, sunny day for all participants. This seemed to bode well for the golfers out on the course; congratulations to the AGL team of Dexter Prack, Troy Pullar, Paul Pullar and Amanda Turner, who won the Jack Holt Trophy for finishing first on the day with a score of 52.125. The Bertocchi Smallgoods team, including Robert Ruffle, Frank Di Virgilio, Bryan Wyness and Lou Spinosa, weren’t far behind with a score of 52.625.
Congratulations also to the winners of the longest drive on the 15th hole: Dexter Prack (mens) and Margaret Batrouney (ladies), and to the successful bidders of the verbal and silent auctions,

As mentioned on the evening, government funding does not cover all of the costs of research, so we rely on support from individual and organisational donors to ensure we can continue to make life-changing discoveries.

Thanks again to everyone for their support; we look forward to seeing you all next year for another fantastic day!

You can view the event photos by visiting this page.