On October 7, 2016 Compass Claims held their 4th annual Charity Golf Day at Bonnie Doon in association with the new platinum sponsor Jaguar Land Rover, to support the Day of Difference. Due to everyone’s great support and generosity, a huge $51,730 was raised for the charity, the first time in four years that $50,000 has been broken.
James Frape, Compass CEO commented: “It’s not often enough that we have the time to step outside our daily lives, responsibilities, and pressures, to focus on something completely selfless. Heading into this fourth annual Charity Golf Day we had set our sights high, higher than any year before; wanting to contribute more than we ever had to Day of Difference and the life-changing research they’re conducting into the impacts of critical injury on children and their families.”
To help raise some serious funds and outdo all the other years, some big names came on board for the day, including many sponsors and the celebrities who added that something different to the day. Participants included Paul Gallen from the Cronulla Sharks fresh off his team’s 2016 NRL Premiership win, cricket legend Michael Slater, and PGA Pro Lucas Parsons all held admirably together by the Big Sports Breakfast’s Terry Kennedy.
Throughout the course there were great opportunities to win prizes big and small, including a fantastic Hole-in-One competition sponsored by Toyota who provided a Toyota 86 Blackline as some serious incentive to the players this year. Although everyone tried – many order seroquel without prescription times – that sleek 86 Blackline slipped through everyone’s fingers and headed home to the lot until next year.
A day in the sun swinging the club leaves for a big appetite, so of course the day closed with dinner and drinks in the clubhouse. Thanks to the event sponsors and the on-course competitions, there were more fabulous chances to win in the silent auction, live auction, and raffle – which boasted prizes like a 65-inch HD TV, Bluetooth stereo systems, bar fridges (which came fully stocked!) and, if you can believe it, even more!
James Frape, Compass CEO, reflected on the importance of this event: “As a father, I am touched and honoured that Compass, with the help of everyone involved, have donated over $200,000 to this charity in the four years we have been running the Charity Golf Day. Year after year I am moved by the outpouring of support we receive from partners and friends alike. It’s a really great day run by the wonderful Paul Gow and I know how much fun everyone had. I’d just like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors who dig deep and work hard to raise the funds for those families who need it.”
If you’d like to support this great day in 2017, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and to register.
Editor: Another great effort from the team at Compass. It’s well worth putting on your calendar for 2017!