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Jim Maxwell Trophy at Moore Park

By Nathan Reay, Management Committee and Cricket Club Captain

In its second year, the Jim Maxwell Trophy was once again a huge success and is proving to be a staple of the Sydney corporate calendar leading into Christmas.

The event is run by the cricket section of the charity who supported in increased numbers to enjoy a fun Friday afternoon at a quality golf course near the city. The 19th hole also proves popular and is the place to be seen post round as players, ambassadors and VIPs mixed together enjoying drinks and canapes.

We were greeted with dry conditions and even some sunshine at Moore Park Golf Club on Friday 22nd November.  Assisted by corporate sponsor support from A W Edwards, Allen & Unwin, Crosspoint Solutions, Ethan Group, Sura, Vocus, Golf to the Max, Red Bull and Nova Entertainment, we set off with 72 players with more friends and colleagues joining us for the after-party, not least of whom was former Aussie cricketer Alex Blackwell now Primary Club Ambassador who was interviewed by close friend of the charity and NRL great, Jimmy Smith.

The event netted the Primary Club another $22k in gross profit for our charities, almost double the previous year’s result.  Well done to all the players and special mention to the following:

  • Kieran McMahon from ‘Golf to the Max’ who provided an amazing “hole in one” prize (no winners this year unfortunately for the trip to The US Masters), as well as a  first rate golf weekend in the Hunter for the auction;
  • Toby Llewellyn who brought his real estate auction skills and ran a first rate auction process;
  • Bauer Media and their CEO Brendan Hill who were big supporters and took out a major prize in the auction;
  • the helpers from Vocus and Nova who worked tirelessly in the run up and on the day both on and off the course (Gemma, Georgie, Rosie and Mohil);
  • plus of course the Primary Club organisation and support team led by Geoff Verco with backing from Rob Stevenson and Nathan Dale.

Special mention finally to Andy Wildblood, who came on board this year to work alongside me in building the vision for the event and growing the footprint. This proved successful and Andy was a huge factor in this by attracting new corporate backers and also further professionalising the whole day.

Details for the  2020 event will be posted on our events page here in the next  couple of months so keep an eye out as it  is proving to be a Golf Day and night not to be missed!

 

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