Russell Islands Bowls Club sponsors Kane Leonard
RUSSELL ISLAND BOWLS CLUB CONTRIBUTES $1500 TOWARDS YOUNG GOLFER’S BERLIN SPECIAL OLYMPICS CAMPAIGN
The Russell Island Bowls Club has contributed to the fund to get young island golfer Kane Leonard to the Special Olympics to be held in Berlin, Germany, this year.
Kane got the chance to a represent Australia when he won the Australian championship for selection in Hobart in November. He finished well ahead of the field in that event with rounds of 80 and 75 off-the-stick.
Champion island fund-raiser Rhonda Chapman has organised a fund to get Kane to the Special Olympics event. She also raised the funds to get Kane to Hobart.
Recently, the board of the Russell Island Bowling Club visited the Bay Islands Golf Club to present a cheque of $1500 towards the fund to help Kane to get to Germany.
It has been a ‘dream’ of Kane’s to represent Australia, and he is delighted at the effort from Rhonda and all who have contributed to his fund.
Another recent highlight for Kane was to attend the Australian PGA Championship that was won by the hottest golfer in the world at the present time, Australian Cameron Smith. Kane got to meet and have his photo taken with the British Open 2022 champion.
The members of the golf club are delighted by the effort from the Russell Island Bowls Club to contribute to the fund, as well as to make an impressive visit.
The Bay Islands Golf Club stated: “We thank the Russell Island Bowlers for their support and look forward to an ongoing relationship with them for our mutual benefit.” With that in mind, both clubs are going to start visiting each other on a regular basis to ‘swap sports’. The golfers will play bowls when they visit the Russell Island Bowls Club, and the bowlers will play golf when they visit the Bay Island Golf Club.