Rugby Stars Tee off to raise over £5,000

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Rugby Stars past and present came together at the first of a planned annual Golf Classic Charity Day on Monday 28th September at Pontefract and District Golf Club, raising over £5,000 for the Prince of Wales Hospice including a Hole in One Winner!

Winners on the day were the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Team winning The Zak Hardaker Trophy with 96 points with runners up Selby Tigers and local company Ludwell Electrical, with one of their team members winning a car in the Hole in One Competition sponsored by Harratts. Prizes were also awarded for Nearest the Pin, won by David Mann of Front Row Legal, and Nearest the Line, won by Ross Barrett of Natwest Leeds.

Teams started the day with a buffet lunch followed by team photos with the converted Challenge Cup before the Hole Draw and Shotgun start at 2pm. The morning fog had luckily lifted leaving a beautiful sunny afternoon as each team played their round of golf to raise valuable funds. 

The evening’s activities started with Zak Hardaker taking part in a Sabrage Demonstration followed by 3 course celebration dinner, Questions and Answer sessions with rugby stars and prize presentations from Zak Hardaker, event sponsor and Gary Hetherington, Chief Executive of Leeds Rhinos. Zak Hardaker during his thank you speech to those that attended said “I have supported The Prince of Wales Hospice for a number of years by donating my “Man of the Match” funds from games, however, the Golf Event was something I wanted to sponsor to not only raise funds but to raise the profile of the amazing work the Hospice does in our local community”

Tracey Mearns, Partnership Development Co-ordinator from the Hospice said “We are absolutely delighted with the amount of money raised which will go a long way in providing essential care and support to our patients and their families. Thanks to Zak Hardaker for main sponsorship, Gary Hetherington for his support in pulling the event together with Pontefract and District Golf Club and of course for all the teams that took part and their generosity throughout the day”

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