PHOTOS: Murray Bridge Golf, CLA: charity golf a big hit

On Friday September 15 the CLA Foundation hosted its seventh annual Charity Golf Day at the Murray Bridge Golf Course.

Raising much needed funds to support both children and adults living with disability in the Murray Mallee region, the funds raised from the event to support people living with disability to live as independently as possible, to be valued and engaged members of their local community, to reach their goals and to live fulfilling lives.

An example of one of the initiatives that the money raised goes towards is the CLA Foundation Grants for people living with disability. Earlier this year two types of grants were released for people living with disability in the local community, a $1,500 Microenterprise Grant and a $500 Post-Secondary Educational Grant.

This year’s recipients were Adam Thomas, who received the Microenterprise Grant, and Michael Reardon, who was awarded the Post-Secondary Educational Grant.

The grants will support Adam to develop and expand his bike repair business in Murray Bridge and Michael with the costs associated with his study of Journalism and International Relations at the University of South Australia.

Funds raised from this year’s event will be used to fund and potentially expand these grant offerings. The CLA Foundation is also particularly proud of its partnership with and support of Community Living Australia – a local not-for-profit organisation. Its projects over the years include the ‘Grow to Pick’ community garden project, which will be open to the community and will include raised garden beds for greater accessibility.

CLA Foundation Chairman Des Warner said “Community Living Australia is a great organisation, and one that we are particularly proud to partner with and support. Through the Golf Day, we can raise much needed funds for people living with disability in our community while encouraging local organisations and businesses to come out, show their support, and have a bit of fun.”

The 2017 Charity Golf Day was a huge success, with 13 teams participating in the 18-Hole Ambrose competition and over $12,000 raised. Congratulations to the winning team on the day, Access2Place.

The event was sponsored by a number of local businesses and individuals. Mr Warner extends particular thanks to major sponsors Adelaide Mushrooms, Street Fleet and Thomas Foods.