They may not get a call up to play for Australia any time soon, but the 120 amateur bowlers who took part in the inaugural Starlight Lawn Bowls Day at Lake Cathie sure know how to fundraise.
The enthusiastic group took to the greens in teams of three in the hope of winning the inaugural trophy, and more importantly, to raise money for the Starlight Foundation.
And raise money they did - netting $6,500 from team registrations, raffles and a massive post-match auction. Young “police officers” made their way along the edges of the greens throughout the morning issuing fines for all-manner of dodgy play. Needless to say, they were kept extremely busy as stray bowls crossed from one rink to the next.
The bowls day was organised by Team Kelsey Amelia which is currently in training for the City2Surf.
The team is participating in the popular event in honour of Kelsey Nosworthy who passed away in August 2010, aged just 11.
Kelsey’s parents Kylie and Dave “Noz” Nosworthy will compete in the City2Surf along with their son Logan in on this Sunday.
They’re part of a 15-strong team which has already raised $15,000 for the Starlight Foundation.
The Lake Cathie Starlight Bowls day was such a success that it will become an annual event.
Organisers of the day have extended their thanks to the many generous sponsors who contributed to the huge success of the inaugural fundraiser.