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It’s academic: golf day set to be a hit again

On Friday, May 24, local businesses will tee-off at the picturesque Campbelltown Golf Course to help South West Sydney Academy of Sport develop some of the most talented local athletes across 14 sports.

In 2018, more than 20 local businesses came together for what was a fun day of golf and networking in support of the academy’s work , and it’s on again this year.

The academy is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of athletes representing the Camden, Campbelltown, Liverpool and Wollondilly regions.

Its popular golf day raises funds so these fine young athletes can be provided with the very best opportunities to succeed in their chosen sport.

With more academy sports and athletes than ever, the support from local sponsors is critical and each dollar raised at fundraising days like this really counts.

South West Sydney Academy of Sport athletes are ready to showcase their skills and share their knowledge at the annual golf day on Friday, May 24.

Early registrations have been fantastic and the academy is expecting this year’s event to be bigger and better than ever.

The event’s coordinator, Samantha Scholte, said it was great to see local businesses come together on the day and support the academy’s athletes.

“They are our sporting future and we need to provide them with the best opportunities to succeed,’’ Ms Scholte said.

She also wants to remind local businesses that wish to support the event but cannot make the day that they can still contribute by sponsoring a hole, donating an auction or raffle prize.

“Every donation, big or small, makes a huge impact,’’ Ms Scholte said.

Shorrocks Human Movement and Rehabilitation Services are the naming rights sponsor of the day, while Metal4U, Campbelltown Catholic Club , Wests Group Macarthur, Event Cinemas, Jones Partners, Marsden’s Law Group, NSW Rugby League, AEI Group, and Club Menangle are just some of last year’s teams backing up this year.

In 2018 academy athletes benefitted from over $5,000 raised from the golf day, with the money going towards new uniforms, equipment, special education sessions and training camps.

Academy sponsor Campbelltown Golf Club is hosting the event on May 24. Tee-off will be from 8am, followed by lunch in the club after the completion of the round of golf.

Golf day participants will play an Ambrose competition with nett and scratch team winners, as well as longest drive, nearest to pin and other fun competitions.

“It will be a fun day, filled with networking opportunities and lots of laughs,’’ Ms Scholte said.

Players of all abilities are welcome to join the day, and once again beginners will be coached by some of the academy’s own golf athletes.

If you would like to join the academy and other local businesses on the day, sponsor a hole or donate a prize, please contact Samantha Scholte on or phone 4627 7622.

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