AFLCY House Foundation has been set up to offer greater support for students and participants, engaged in AFL Cape York Ltd programs which consist of Remote Game Development and Residential Boarding programs for both boys and girls. AFL CY House Foundation held its first official event in holding a Golf Day at Cairns Golf Club on 17th August, 2018.
The event was bathed in perfect golf weather and was well received with over 70 keen Golfers teeing of in the best shot Ambrose 9-hole, format.
A reel draw card for the event was having former Australian of the Year and dual AFL Brownlow Medallist Adam Goodes and fellow Sydney Swans premiership player Michael O’Loughlin as game day hosts. Nic Dolton and staff from Shangri-La Cairns hosted the AFL legends who are avid golfers and loved being in Cairns and supporting event.
Money raised from the event are being used to assist students residing at AFL CY Boys House with the following:
- Assist students and with families with short falls in ABSTUDY.
- Purchasing of essential school and participation in sporting program resources.
- Travel to and from home communities and specific student support activities.
- Provide resources for life experience opportunities like, registration, excursions, travel, clothing etc.
We would like to acknowledge the following businesses that kindly sponsored holes:
- Cairns Hardware
- Pacific Toyota
- Hollander Homes
- Cairns Cool Air
- Altitude Wealth Solutions
- Davison Development Solutions
- NQ Coffee
All our game day hole sponsors received an autographed Sydney Swans jumper signed by Adam and Micky O which were kindly donated by the AFL.
We would also like to acknowledge Matt and Chloe from the Cairns Golf Club for all their hard work and support on ensuring a memorable event.
Winners on the day were a plenty but the team from Lend Lease, Christie-Lee, Ryan, Yvette and Kieran stole the show winning three of the five major prizes.
We would like to sincerely thank our game day hole sponsors and raffle donors and look forward to seeing you next year.
AFLCY House Foundation is keen to make the event an annual event and looks forward to growing the day into a much bigger day in 2019.