Legacy fundraiser tees off in Canberra
4 September 2012
Chief of the Defence Force General David Hurley today paid his gold coin donation to launch the inaugural ‘Remembrance Golf Day’ for Legacy in Canberra.
As patron of the event, General Hurley urged golf clubs around Australia to remember our fallen and wounded servicemen and women and their families by supporting Remembrance Golf Day for Legacy.
“During the past 20 years Australia’s veteran community has grown by more than 50,000 people. While not all families will call on Legacy for support, it is reassuring to know that those who do will receive the care, compassion and counsel they seek,” General Hurley said.
Golf clubs around Australia are being invited to participate in Remembrance Golf Day by asking each player to contribute an extra dollar on their green fees to support Legacy in the week leading up to Remembrance Day week (4-11 November 2012).
Remembrance Golf Day is an initiative of Golf Australia, Legacy and the Australian Defence Force, and is based on the highly successful US Patriots Golf Day, started in the US by Major Dan Rooney in 2007.
“Legacy’s valuable assistance would not be possible without the dedicated Legatees who give up their time and the generosity of thousands of Australians who donate to Legacy each year.
“Golf is one way of linking the ADF, veterans and their families with their local community,” General Hurley said.
For more information on how to run a Remembrance Golf Day fundraiser at your golf club, visit http://www.legacy.com.au/Assets/4929/RemembranceDayGolfA3.pdf
Imagery will be available later at the following link: http://images.defence.gov.au/12130856
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