|February 7, 2011|
So far in 2011 Australia has had its fair share of natural disasters with much of the country under water, ravaged by cyclones or threatened by bushfires. Many bowls clubs and bowlers have been affected by these events and Henselite today announced a discount package to help bowls clubs to get back on their feet and get bowlers out on the green again.
"Bowls clubs are such an important part of the community," said National Sales Manager, Colin Doolan. "They are a place where people can get together and take part in an activity they enjoy. Clubs are a focal point and it's important to us that we help the affected bowls clubs to get back on their feet and to regain some sense of normality."
Goodna bowls club was one of those badly affected, as reported in the Queensland Times with all their greens underwater and their club buildings destroyed. “Many members suffered flood damage to their homes. Now they just want to get back on the greens to lift their spirits," Secretary/Treasurer, Catherine Wilmington, is quoted as saying. “Quite a number of our members have been through this and lost as much as us,” Ms Wilmington said. “A lot of people are down at the moment. They are just wanting to play bowls.”
The flood relief package will provide significant discounts on club equipment such as scoreboards, mats, rink numbers and boundary pegs to clubs who have lost or suffered damage to these items in recent events. Clubs such as Goondiwindi and Tenterfield have already taken advantage of this offer. For further information, contact Colin Doolan on 0411 412 719.
Photo: Jindalee Bowls Club was badly damaged in the January 2011 floods