Charity TournamentsBowls: Charity Tournaments
Selwyn Segal Day 2012
The bowls section of the Killarney Country Club held its annual Selwyn Segal Charity Day on Sunday, 19th August. First held in 1963 at the Sharon Country Club in Edenvale, the tournament moved to the Killarney Bowling Club when the two clubs merged in 1988.
This year’s tournament attracted entries from 42 mixed teams of 4s from the bowlers of Killarney as well as bowlers and teams from seven other bowling clubs in the Gauteng district.
The Selwyn Segal Society for the Jewish Handicapped is home to more than 120 mentally and physically challenged adults and children of all ages and the contribution from this Killarney bowls tournament has become an important source of income for the Home.
With the generous support of business, business leaders, members of participating clubs and the members of Killarney Bowling Club, an amount in excess of R300,000.00 will be donated this year.
On the day the tournament was played in glorious sunshine and was well attended by non playing visitors, executives from The Selwyn Segal Home and helpers from the Killarney membership. The first 15 players received a prize and money prizes from a lucky draw amounting to R90,000.00 were distributed. The income was bolstered by two raffles which brought in an amount exceeding R12,000.00
The tournament exceeded the expectations of all concerned.