Auction Items Announced for Elly Stig Memorial Golf Day – News Of The Area
As Sunday, January 2 approaches, Ray Stig is excited about the progress of the annual Elly Stig Memorial Golf Day.
“In the short amount of time Ray had to organize the day, the donations and sponsorships received were overwhelming,” Ray’s daughter Raelene Squires told News Of The Area.
The two most notable items from the auction include: Julian Wilson’s Red Bull surfboard that he personally signed – Julian is a successful former professional surfer and member of the Olympic team; and the Sydney City Roosters jersey framed and signed by legends of the past including Jack Gibson, Arthur Beetson, Ron Coote, Brad Fittler to name a few.
“There will be raffles organized on the day with a negotiating table.
“Over 100 enthusiastic golfers have already signed up, proving that the community can’t wait for another day full of laughter and stray golf balls,” said Raelene.
“There are many prizes on the day, including the closest to the hairpin, the longest ride and the most prestigious being the disguise.
“For those who wish to start early, there is a hit at 7:30 am, or the last hour is at 10 am.
“If you want a fun day of golf, you can call Paul at the Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club Pro Shop at 6568 8172.
“Otherwise, everyone is welcome to the Clubhouse, where the auction will begin around 1 pm,” said Raelene.
Ray is a local legend and he created this fun golf event in 1994 after losing his granddaughter Elly to childhood cancer.
To date, Elly Stig Memorial Golf Day has raised $ 419,000, donated to the Children’s Cancer Institute, for childhood cancer research.
“Elly was 11 months old when she died of a rare form of leukemia in 1993 at Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital in Randwick,” said Raelene.
“After Elly passed away from this cruel disease, dad decided to organize a fundraiser to raise much-needed funds for the Children’s Cancer Institute for research into childhood cancer. “
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“See you on Sunday January 2.
By Andrea FERRARI