Athletes with restricted growth and the potential to become a Paralympian have been helped by a golf day organised by Case Construction Equipment UK.
Some 176 compititors attended the event on a perfect summer’s day, raising more than £12,000 for the Dwarfs Sports Association UK (DSAuk) charity.
The golf day, held annually at Doncaster Golf Club, is supported by Case dealers, their customers and suppliers, and Case staff and their families. Over the past nine years it has grown to become a major event with 44 teams competing this year for the coveted winning trophy. This year, Case also introduced a junior competition to make it even more of a family occasion.
The aim of The DSAuk charity, which was formed in 1993, is to help promote sport in the UK for everyone with a restricted growth condition, from infants to pensioners. The charity has also helped train many athletes to go on to compete at the highest levels in sport including the Paralympic Games.
The idea to first host an event for the charity was the brainchild of Rick Morris, Case’s UK network development manager, who has a personal connection with the organisation. Since organising the first event in 2007, Rick has helped to raise more than £50,000 for DSAuk. The trophies were presented to the winners during the evening dinner by Rick’s daughter, Annie Morris.
The competition was a very close-fought event with only 10 points separating the top 10 teams. Scooping the winning team award with an impressive score of 93 points was Bob Nicholson, Arthur Tighe, Scott Berry and Josh Berry. Josh Berry also took the individual junior title with 38 points and the winner of the ‘longest drive’ was Shane Longworth.
Rick Morris said: "The day was a great success and I would like to personally thank all those who attended and got involved, including our sponsors and everyone who donated a huge array of gifts which we raffled and auctioned off. The money we raised will make a real difference to the charity and we look forward to welcoming everyone back again next year, on Friday 5th August 2016.”
Turin, 7 September 2015
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