The Goulburn Mulwaree Council has set a date for the 2021 Mayoral Charity Golf Day, and called for expressions of interest from local organisations who wish to become beneficiaries.
Applications will remain open until Friday, July 23, with the option of either being a beneficiary of the day, or running a raffle during the competition.
This will be the 13th edition of the Golf Day, and after a reduced competition was held in 2020 to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions, council director of corporate services, Brendan Hollands, hopes the event can return to the heights it reached in 2019 when a record amount of $25,000 was raised for three local charities.
"[The 2020 Gold Day] was a way of thanking our sponsors who have supported the event over the years," Hollands said.
"We've had some really good sponsors, and our sponsorship has built up from raising $5,000 in the first year to $25,000 in 2019, so each year we're getting more sponsors on board.
"I think the event last year was very well received and those sponsors that were there had a really good day."
60 per cent of the proceeds raised in 2019 went to the Goulburn Mulwaree Rotary Club, 30 per cent to Endeavour Industries, and the remaining 10 per cent went to the Lieder Theatre.
Meanwhile, Riding for the Disabled also raised money with a raffle on the day.
The same structure will be used to divide this year's prize money, with a fourth successful applicant to again hold a raffle.
While the 2020 Golf Day featured only 20 teams, Hollands confirmed the field will swell back to its usual size of roughly 28-30 teams.
"I think the biggest we've had was 30, any more than that makes it too long a day and too hard to fit in for the shotgun start," he said.
"Hopefully, COVID permitting, we're going to aim for that again this year."
The council is keeping a close eye on the recent coronavirus developments around the region, particularly after news emerged yesterday of a positive case in Goulburn.
"We've got to be prepared, depending on how long the lockdown and mask restrictions go," Hollands said.
"Given that we're looking at November 26, hopefully we've got a fair majority of the population vaccinated and this particular outbreak in Sydney is under control."
Any charitable organisations hoping to become beneficiaries of this year's Golf Day must include information on how their organisation proposes to use any funds received to benefit the Goulburn Mulwaree community.
Expressions of interest forms can be picked up from council's Customer Service Centre or by contacting Debbie McCarthy on on 4823 4552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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