Charity Golf Day brings big names to Noosa

The BOQ Maroochydore golf team with special guest Jack Newton OAM.

By Abbey Cannan

This year’s annual BOQ Maroochydore Golf Classic was held on Friday 3 May at Noosa Springs Golf Resort & Spa, with special guest Australian golfing legend Jack Newton OAM.

Jack wasn’t the only big name at the event, teeing off alongside AFL legend and long-time partner of the event Robert “Dipper” DiPierdomenico and sporting stars Jack Reed, Michael Hancock, Paul Dyer and Ali Brigginshaw of the Broncos, and former Wallaby and Kangaroo Michael O’Connor.

The big day out on the greens raised vital funds for SunnyKids charity, with a lunch hosted by former Brisbane Lions’ player Richard Champion and entertainment by grand illusionist Matt


Since joining forces in 2012, BOQ Maroochydore has raised more than $200,000 for locally founded charity SunnyKids. This year BOQ Maroochydore is partnering with the Brisbane Broncos to raise money for the SunnyKids Mentoring Through Sport program, which is delivered to schools across the region.

CEO of SunnyKids, Chris Turner said the golf day means much more than a chance to meet for business networking, as it brings like minds together as a village to support the 5,000 children at risk in our region.

“This golf day will make a difference in ways most people do not realise; it can mean that up to 100 disengaged young people will be reconnected at school, with their families and in their communities,” Chris said.

“A sense of connection and belonging is crucial to kids so that they can fulfil their true potential, and this funding will help us to achieve that via the Mentoring Through Support program.”

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