More than AUD$3,400 was raised to fund sustainable eye care projects when eye health professionals met together on 23 November for Optometry Giving Sight’s annual Moss Vale Open Golf Day.
Forty players and spectators from OAA NSW arrived bright and early for a breakfast of bacon and egg rolls before taking to the course under a cloudless sky.
“The Moss Vale Club Championships had just concluded so the course was in beautiful condition,” said Tim McKinnon who organised the day, along with Andy Mrakovcic.
Although we were slightly down in numbers this year, it was a wonderful day of sport and fellowship for everyone involved…
“Although we were slightly down in numbers this year, it was a wonderful day of sport and fellowship for everyone involved.”
Optometrist Peter Roth was declared the winner, getting his name on the trophy with 37 points on a count back from last year’s winner, Bobby Kyriacou. Robyn Tait took out the title for the ladies’ competition, tipping out Alice Cran Crosbie.
After a late lunch, a vote of thanks was given to the generous sponsors: Hoya, Optique Line, Investec, BOC Instruments, Designs for Vision and Mimo.
“Thanks to all those who attended and our sponsors we were able to make a donation of AUD$3,400 to Optometry Giving Sight,” said Tim.
Ron Baroni, Australian Country Manager of Optometry Giving Sight was also there on the day. “We are thrilled that the Golf Day was such a success,” he said. “I’d like to thank everyone involved for their generosity and commitment to Optometry Giving Sight. These donations will help to fund sustainable eye care projects in developing communities all around the world.”
For more information or to make a donation to Optometry Giving Sight, visit www.givingsight.org.