THE richest prize in a Heathcote fund-raising bowls competition will be on offer during a special MND event on Australia Day.
The event, known as Grand Bowls, will have a $1000 first prize for the winner of a one-bowl knock-out event.
The Heathcote Bowls Club is holding another in its series of fund-raising events for Motor Neurone Disease on Australia Day (January 26) this year.
The Grand Bowls event will be a highlight of a day of bowls which will also include a two-four-two bowls triples event, starting at 9.45 am.
The triples tournament will involve teams which must include at least one non-pennant bowler, giving new players an introduction to the sport of bowls.
Organisers say places for teams are still available for the tournament, in which first prize will be a dozen bottles of premium Heathcote Shiraz.
But the Grand Bowls event, which will be held at 3 pm on Australia Day, is also attracting wide interest in the bowls fraternity.
At the cost of a $20 donation to MND, each player will be required to win their way through a series of knock-out singles games until there are just two bowlers left to play for the $1000 grand prize.
The prize in the Grand Bowls event has been generously donated by the Hindsight Club.
Event organiser Brian Taylor said this week that interest had been shown in the event from bowls clubs far and wide.
‘‘We have entries from a wide range of clubs already, but we are looking for more,’’ he said.
People who would like to be involved in the event but are unable to make the trip on the day are encouraged to contact Mr Taylor for an entry ticket.
‘‘A substitute bowler can be organised to take the bowl on behalf of an absent player,’’ he said.
‘‘That way, people can still be involved and make a contribution to the MND fund-raising effort, as well as being in with a chance to win a slice of the prize.’’
Further information on the Australia Day event can be obtained from the Heathcote Bowls Club on 5433-3584 or Brian Taylor on 0419 503 997.