Support to a tee for Sam
ANTHONY "Sam" Kapeen was overwhelmed by the generosity shown by the community following the fundraiser golf day held in his name on Sunday.
The 49-year-old former Lower Clarence cricketer and rugby league player has been battling stomach cancer and the day was held to help ease the burden on Kapeen and his family during the treatment period.
"The amount of support from the Yaegl community, the local businesses and wider community was completely overwhelming," Kapeen said.
"It will help immensely."
After undergoing chemotherapy last week, Kapeen didn't play golf on Sunday but did drive around in a golf cart as other players battled the heat.
He is currently on sick leave from Maclean High School and finds out this week how long he has until it runs out.
Co-organiser Dallas Waters was part of a team with Scott Norris and Luke Faul, who were joint-winners with Dean Moran, Brett Jones and Craig Hughes on two-under-par in the 9-hole ambrose competition.
"It was very successful day and it went off with a bang," Waters said.
"The final amount raised is not confirmed but I think it will go extremely close to the $5000 target to assist with travel expenses and associated medical costs."
The day attracted 15-hole sponsors (left) as well as support from Bodyrock Fitness, Maclean Variety Meats, Hooked On Seafood, Maclean Home Hardware, Taylor Burn Valuations, Botero Maclean, Spar Supermarket Maclean, Harwood Sugar Mill, Maclean Cellars, Nungera, Yaegl, Worrumi, Yamba Bread Shop.
GENEROUS COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Organisers of the Sam Kapeen Charity Golf Day thank the following hole sponsors:
- LJ Hooker Maclean
- Maclean Hotel
- Clarence Hotel
- Brooms Head General Store
- Brooms Head Snack Shack
- Mills Property & Maintenance
- Hamilton Simmons
- Darrell Brown Associates