Fundraising tees off before challenge
Golfers filled every available spot at a special event last Sunday and helped raise more than $4000 for virus-stricken WA Police officer Ryan Marron.
This was a major fundraiser for Team PCYC ahead of the Gibb River Road Challenge later this month.
Organiser Dave Groenenberg thanked all 18 teams, 74 players, who came along for the day, and congratulated The Faithful Tigers team which won the four-hole Ambrose on a countback.
“The support from the community and businesses around Broome has been phenomenal and it is a credit to the Broome residents,” First Class Constable Groenenberg said.
He thanked sponsors: Broome Boulevard, Broome Golf Club, Broome Furnishings, Broome Scooter Hire, Cable Beach Club Resort, Carpet, Paint and Tile, Catalina Pearls - John Bostock, Horizon Power, Jewels Of The Kimberley, Joel Gooch Quality Wall and Floor Tiling, Linneys Pearls, Liquor Land Seaview, McCorry Brown Earthmoving, Phoenix Insurance Brokers, Sports Power Broome, Sun Cinema. Tiremax Perth, and Woolworths Broome.
Money raised by teams on the Kimberley bike ride will help pay for Const. Marron’s care in the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, after he contracted the debilitating mosquito-borne virus, Murray Valley Encephalitis, during a relief stint at the remote community of Balgo. His six months of treatment, which started in April, will cost about $800,000.
More than 400 cycling enthusiasts are expected to take part in the challenge — a five-day, 800km relay charity event from Derby to the El Questro Wilderness Park from May 27 to May 31.
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