Golf Day To Raise Funds For Chemo & Dialysis Chairs

Photo: David Schwarz - Past AFL footballer player / Golf Guest Speaker
Friday, 16 February 2018
Portland District Health’s annual charity golf event will this year raise funds for chemotherapy and dialysis treatment chairs, with former AFL star David Schwarz joining the campaign.

The event on Friday, March 2 will support the purchase of five new $6000 treatment chairs.

Players will also have the chance to win a $30,000 car if they can hit a hole-in-one on the eighth hole, along with other prizes.

This will be the sixth annual charity golf event and over the past five years it has raised $95,000 for medical equipment to improve services for patients and clients at PDH.

PDH community engagement and fund-raising officer Carolyn Malseed said the planned replacement treatment chairs were designed for safety and patient comfort.

Staff safety is paramount in providing optimum care, and the chairs incorporate a range of features to ensure convenience and staff safety are not compromised for patient comfort, Ms Malseed said.

The charity golf event is one of PDH's major fund-raisers. It has always had great community support from sponsors and players and we're looking forward to another successful event, Ms Malseed said.

The Australian Bluegum Plantation (ABP) hole-in-one challenge could net players a choice of car worth $30,000 supplied by Callaghan Motors. Players will compete for prizes for longest drive, nearest the pin, best team costume and more.  The four-person Ambrose 13-hole event will kick off at 2pm.

Football, racing and radio personality Schwarz will play in the golf event and speak at a dinner later that evening at the golf club where music will be provided by Dean Outtram and Damon Yuill.

For the past 12 years the former Melbourne AFL footballer was presenter on the SEN Radio drive show The Run Home. He is also a responsible gambling ambassador.

Known during his playing days as `The Ox’ for his strong build, Schwarz played 173 games for Melbourne and kicked 244 goals before retiring in 2002.

Tickets can be obtained through the Portland Golf Club 5523 2523 or

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