Rotary club looks to raise $20k with golf day

Golf day: Michael Ennis (pictured) will help raise funds at the golf day on Monday with an ice-bucket challenge. Picture: Getty Images

Golf day: Michael Ennis (pictured) will help raise funds at the golf day on Monday with an ice-bucket challenge. Picture: Getty Images

The Rotary Club of Cronulla is looking to raise $20,000 this year through its long-running charity golf day.

Cronulla Sharks premiership-winner Michael Ennis will be involved in the fund raising effort this year which is being held on Monday at Cronulla Golf Club.

The club’s Annual Charity Golf Day Classic has been running for 25 years, raising money for motor neurone disease (MND) research each year. On Monday, more than 100 members from the Sutherland Shire and wider community will play a round of golf followed by a dinner and entertainment.

“Unfortunately, there’s no known cure for motor neurone disease, which strikes indiscriminately, so if you get it, basically that’s it,” Cronulla Rotary community services director Neil Newbould said.

MND is a progressive, almost always fatal, disease which attacks the nerve cells which control muscles all over the body.

Money raised on the day will go towards funding an Australian Rotary Health PhD scholarship.

“Our club has been happy to partner with Australian Rotary Health, who will continue to match our fundraising efforts dollar for dollar to promote research into MND.”

As part of the after-golf entertainment on Monday, former Sharks player Ennis will participate in an ice-bucket challenge to raise awareness for MND.

Funds will also be raised through an auction, with a memorial NRL grand final football signed by Sharks captain Paul Gallen the major prize.

Last year the club raised over $18,000 from the event, and this year they hope to push it up to $20,000.

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