Mixed abilities, but a common cause will be on show next month when about 100 golfers drive, chip and putt in support of a Border community foundation.
The Annual Border Trust Charity Golf Day on April 13 will be a four ball ambrose event at Commercial Golf Resort Albury, including lunch, drinks on course, prizes and auction items.
Organised by Adroit Insurance Group Albury-Wodonga, the occasion aims to raise more than $10,000 for Border Trust.
Adroit’s Michael Salter, who is also a trust board member, said the golf day, now in its fifth year, would assist “a quiet achiever” in the community.
Established in 2005, Border Trust is an independent charitable organisation that raises money through donations and community events, invests it and uses the income to fund community initiatives.
In last year’s community grant round Border Trust awarded 30 grants totalling more than $290,000 to not-for-profit groups.
The trust’s 2018 back to school program saw 949 students from 76 schools receive $50 vouchers.
“They don’t have a big profile but there are a lot of organisations that have certainly benefited by their presence, their ability to draw funds together, to identify the need,” Mr Salter said.
“A lot of businesses struggle to know who’s good to support, is it going to stay local, how much of it is going to be given back to the community.
“The good thing about Border Trust that we identified is that it’s 100 per cent local.”
Golf day organising committee member Ian Kay said participants could feel confident the money raised would be distributed where needed.
“A good opportunity for businesses too who want to get involved in helping out the community but might not know how to do it,” he said.
Mr Kay said many of the players might not be regular golfers with handicaps.
“It’s generally a bit of fun for the day, but you always find people are happy at the end of the day if they’ve picked up first, second or third,” he said.
To register for the Annual Border Trust Golf Day or inquire about sponsorship packages, call Adroit on (02) 6021 0200.