Terrigal Bowling Club looks to give back to the community that saved it

In April, Terrigal Bowling Club called upon its local community for support in its time of need.

And now the club has decided to give back to the tightknit community by launching a promotion called “Local Legends” in an effort to help support fellow businesses.

The promotion encourages anyone to nominate a local business that operates within 10km of Terrigal, to be in with a chance of winning a free 12-month sponsorship package.

The person who nominates the successful business will earn 250 ($50) Bowlo Bucks to spend at the bar.

Entries will be mentioned via the club’s social media platforms to encourage members and community to get behind local businesses.

In April, the club was one of the many sites earmarked to be reclassified and rezoned by the Central Coast Council in order to be sold off, to assist in reducing the Council’s selfinduced debt.

But the community rallied and was able to get the club removed from the list, successfully saving 70 years of Terrigal history.

Like many hospitality venues across the Coast, Terrigal Bowling Club remains closed during lockdown but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still looking at ways to support members and the local community.

Club CEO, James Heddo, said the past few weeks had been difficult.

“Just like last year, the hospitality industry and local businesses have been hit hard by the lockdown,” he said.

“Just as we were starting to get back on our feet from the difficulties of 2020, this outbreak hit and set us back.

“Whilst we aren’t trading at the moment, we couldn’t just sit back and do nothing, especially when our community supported us when we needed it most. “The role of clubs in Australia is to support their communities however they can and that is exactly what we intend to do through this promotion.

“We would encourage everyone to do as much as they can to help each other out; after all the Australian concept of mateship is more important now than ever before.”

To nominate a local business, visit www.clubterrigal.com.au/ local legends to enter and describe in 25 words or fewer why your nominated business deserves the community’s support. There will be two winners chosen with four runners up. Entries close on Wednesday, August 25, with winners drawn the following day.

Media release, Jul 28
Terrigal Bowling Club