Hole in One success for Telethon

Over the past month, the Perron Institute hosted several fundraising activities at the Wembley Golf Course, enabling CEO Steve Arnott to announce a contribution of $150,000 in support of Telethon 7 for children’s research.

In partnership with the Town of Cambridge and Telethon 7, the Perron Institute Hole in One initiative has grown since its introduction last year.

The 2021 event held in October had a Pro-Am Event involving 21 teams including top WA golfing professionals, kids mini golf days featuring Fat Cat and the Little Telethon Stars, a putting competition, a corporate day and the signature Hole in One hit off. Tap to donate devices were also installed in the pro shop and kiosk during this period.  

Fundraising activities concluded with the grand finale of the $200,000 Hole in One Golden Ball shoot out. To qualify, players had the opportunity to win a Golden Ball at the driving range in the lead up.  

The event attracted 33 golfers and golfing first-timers of all ages, and although the big prize wasn’t claimed, Mike Kimbar won the nearest to the pin award.  

Wembley Golf Course General Manager Josh Madden said he was pleased to see the growth of dedicated events associated with the Hole in One competition. The various activities combined delivered increased patronage at the golf course. 

“Wembley Golf Course is extremely grateful and proud to play our part in raising funds for such a great cause, supporting the teams at the Perron Institute, Channel 7 and Telethon. We love this event and strive to make it bigger and better every year,” Josh Madden said. 

Other major supporters included GSK Insurance, Calneggia Family Vineyards, McInerney Ford, KC Sports, Ketelsen Enterprises, Lexus of Perth, Morgan Stanley and Primewest Management.