The St George Illawarra Dragons, Illawarra Hawks and Wollongong Wolves have announced that the Illawarra Codes Combined golf day raised $75,000.
Players and coaches from all three Illawarra codes convened at Wollongong Golf Club on Monday in name of raising funds for those affected by the recent bushfires across the country.
The $75,000 was distributed evenly and presented to representatives of the Australian Wildlife Rescue (WIRES), the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Appeal and the NSW Rural Fire Service, at Wollongong Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon.
The Dragons, Wolves and Hawks thank all 21 paying teams for their contribution and participation at the Illawarra Codes Combined golf day. They were: TDK, MMJ, Integrity Pumps Sales, WIN Corporation, Finlay SMSFund, PeopleCare, RAMS Home Loans, Illawarra Hawks, Boab Services, St.George Bank, CBC Facilities Maintenance, QMC, St George Leagues Club, TomKat Roofing, Fenner Dunlop, Astute Financial, Wests Illawarra, Port Kembla Golf Club, CDN, Coal Coast Stone and the University of Wollongong.
The Dragons, Wolves and Hawks also wish to thank all 19 hole sponsors for their contribution on the day: Venues NSW, i98FM, Bankstown RSL, Supercharge Batteries, TomKat Roofing, 1st Choice Asbestos Removal, St George Leagues Club, QMC Group, Swysh, CBC Facilitates Maintenance, Bankstown RSL, Commonwealth Private, Paul's Customs and Forwarding Solutions, Boab Services, Floormania, KPMG, Integrity Pumps Sales, Astute Financial and WIN Corporation.
We also thank the following sponsors for offering their services to the Illawarra Codes Combined golf day: Lion Nathan, Schweppes, Cool Ridge, Gatorade and Pepsi, CMG Audio Visual, Southern Style Events and Best Signs.
Finally, the Dragons, Wolves and Hawks wish to thank Wollongong Golf Club for their efforts and execution of the Illawarra Codes Combined initiative.
The three codes collectively donated a framed piece of all three of the team's playing strips to the golf club for their contribution on the day, which was promptly offered up for auction by the club's general manager Leigh Hingston.
Mark and the team at TDK won out with a $10,000 winning bid, before shockingly donating it back to the Wollongong Golf Club. We thank TDK and everyone associated for their remarkable charity on the day.