Bowls for a Cure!
October 29, 2011 by lawn bowls
In Cabramatta, they care about their bowlers! Taking note of the fact that breast cancer is the leading disease among women lawn bowlers, the Cabramatta Bowls Club is hosting an event to raise awareness – and money – for breast cancer research and of course, in the hopes that one day there will finally be a cure.
The Taylor Bowls Corporate Celebrity Bowls Day will take place at the Cabramatta Bowls Club on November 22, at which time there will be a 16-game tournament to declare a winner. Proceeds from the event will be going to support the McGrath Foundation, an organization built by Jane and Glenn McGrath after Jane was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, Jane lost her fight in June 2008, but the name of the foundation is now one that’s common around households in Australia, as it’s done incredible work in helping with the fight against breast cancer. Hosting events like the one at Cabramatta is just one example of the work that the McGrath Foundation has done. And the event’s not just all for a good cause, there’s some real star power behind it too!
A celebrity skipper will lead every team and names such as Craig Lowndes, V8 supercar driver; Kevin Sheedy, AFL Coach; and of course, world champion bowler, Steve Glasson. If you want to be one of the lucky players who gets to compete alongside one of these big names, it costs $2500 to register and you can do so by contacting Taylor Bowls Australia general manager, Tim Howard, at firstname.lastname@example.org before November 15.