PDH Charity Golf Event - Featuring Dipper

2015 Charity Golf Day - Dressing to impress on the course
Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Former AFL star Robert `Dipper’ DiPierdomenico will exchange a footy for golf clubs when he takes part in a major Portland District Health fund-raiser on March 4.

The former Hawthorn champion, Brownlow medallist and colourful media personality will be special guest at the 2016 Portland District Health Charity Golf Day.

Funds raised at the event will again be used for the redevelopment of PDH's Women's and Children's Health Precinct in north ward.

PDH CEO Chris Giles said the facility will be a dedicated area for the provision of women's and children's healthcare.

PDH now has specialist staffing to provide a safe maternity and children’s healthcare service and is seeking to match this with modern contemporary facilities for the Portland and district community, Ms Giles said.

The annual charity golf day has been a great success raising $60,000 over the past three years.

Money raised at previous events has been used to purchase vital equipment for the emergency department and the redevelopment of various departments including palliative care and cancer units.

Ms Giles said DiPierdomenico would be a popular and entertaining guest.

DiPierdomenico will be involved in the 13-hole Ambrose team competition and will be guest speaker at the evening dinner.  The dinner will also undertake a charity auction with music througout the evening by 'Since Tuesday'.

The 1986 Brownlow Medal winner played in five day premiership sides and four night grand finals over a career spanning 240 games. In 2007, Dipper enjoyed one of his proudest moments when he was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame.

After his AFL career, Dipper became a national media personality, remained heavily involved with the AFL as the ambassador for the junior development program, Auskick, and became a popular speaker and MC with his stories that inspire, motivate and enlighten.

Ms Giles said she hoped the local community would again make the charity golf day a success.

The support from sponsors, gift donors and players has been fantastic over the past three years and with a high profile guest like `Dipper' we hope this year's event will be our most successful and help us to raise funds for a very worthwhile project, she said.

Golfers will also have opportunities on three separate par three holes to win $20,000 by scoring a hole-in-one. The prize money would be shared between the golfer and PDH.

Golf tickets cost $25 and dinner $50 and are available at PDH on 5521 0305.

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