LAWN BOWLS –
Ettalong Bowling Club’s charity days and bowling events have been running successfully, with everyone from beginner to professional bowlers encouraged to attend and join the club’s activities.
The Central Coast Kids in Need Charity Day was held on February 21, with $1000 raised and 48 bowlers in attendance.
Vice President, Ken Dixon, said the club had raised a total of $2000 so far, with each monthly event just as successful as the last.
“We would again like to thank all of our supporters for donating raffle prizes for our Central Coast Kids in Need Charity Day, you are a great group of people who continue to assist those in need, and we thank you for your ongoing support,” Dixon said.
“There were plenty of prizes shared around the room, and we had great support for our raffles from our supporters, including the Rebels and the Social Club.
“John Orme and Bob Willis were again the chief organizers, and they did a great job as usual with the food and other requirements.
“There were some great bowls played on the day and many close matches— all up, it was another successful day on our excellent greens at Ettalong.”
As well as charity days, the club hosts morning bowls with over 100 bowlers each week starting at 8.30am every Wednesday.
“For the cost of $10, our bowlers have a game of bowls and a meal which varies each and every week,” Dixon said.
“We also run a jackpot most weeks which results in $300 going to the winning rink.
“We also donate funds to charities on the Peninsula—we run a raffle which contributes to the cost of food which can vary from pizzas, Chinese, fish and chips, hamburgers, steak sandwiches, Hawaiian ham cheese and pineapple, or cold meat and salad.”
The club also hosted the State Championships between February 15 and 19, where helpers from Coast Shelter Van catered all day.
“Come down to Ettalong Bowlo, and you will not be disappointed by anything you see on the green or in the club,” Dixon said.