Date: June 19, 2007

Srixon delivers a helping hand to Special Olympics World Games Team

The Special Olympics Australia golf team will be heading off to compete in China with equipment donated by Srixon last week at a charity golf day in Queensland. Special Olympics Australia delivers sports training and competition to over 4,500 athletes with an intellectual disability. They will be sending a team of 130 athletes over to the World Games in Shanghai in October of this year and will be competing in 11 sports including golf. Over 7,000 athletes from all over the World will compete at the event. The organization receives limited government funding and asked Golf Australia for help to support the World Games team. Srixon stepped up to the tee and as well as providing balls for the whole 8 person team they also donated a set of new clubs to Special Olympics team member Craig Reade, who had been struggling with borrowed clubs. Srixon sales rep Adam Norlander presented the balls and clubs at a Special Olympics charity golf day held at Indooroopilly Golf Club in Queensland last Friday. He also accompanied the Special Olympics team around the course to offer some tips. Over 100 people played in the competition which was officially opened by the Governor of Queensland Ms Quentin Bryce and raised over $20,000. Gold Australia will continue to support Special Olympics and their World Games team. If you would like to add your support and help take the team to China, you can make a donation on