Cork golfers encouraged to tee up in support of Cope Foundation fundraiser

Cork golfers encouraged to tee up in support of Cope Foundation fundraiser

After successful events in Douglas Golf Club and Cork Golf Club, the popular classic now returns to Monkstown for the 2020 staging on Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18.

Cope Foundation is encouraging avid golfers to participate in its annual Golf Classic fundraiser, sponsored by O'Flynn Exhams Solicitors. 

In its 24th year, the annual event raises much-needed funds for people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism and their families. 

Last year's Golf Classic raised over €47,000, bringing the total funds raised to date, to almost €1.65 million.

After successful events in Douglas Golf Club and Cork Golf Club, the popular classic now returns to Monkstown for the 2020 staging on Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18.

Cope Foundation Chief Executive, Sean Abbott is a golfer himself, and he is one of the many golfers looking forward to the event. 

"The annual Golf Classic continues to be one of the highlights of our fundraising year, and couldn't be accomplished without our sponsors, donors and corporate supporters. 

"The funds raised from this year's Golf Classic will bring us closer to being able to purchase an independent living training facility. 

"This facility will offer people supported by Cope Foundation the chance to experience and learn the skills needed to make their ambition of living independently a reality," he said.

"Your support at this year's Golf Classic will help us raise funds to purchase this facility."

The Golf Classic was rescheduled for September due to Covid-19 and Cope Foundation says the organisation will continue to monitor developments closely and take measures as advised by local authorities and Monkstown Golf Club.

Speaking on their 24-year association with the Golf Classic, Micheál Ó Mulláin, Partner at O'Flynn Exhams said the event is a "well-established favourite in the Cork golf calendar". 

"It raises much-needed funds for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or autism and their families. 

"At O'Flynn Exhams, we are very proud to continue to support Cope Foundation's annual Golf Classic, and we are pleased to see the event rescheduled in light of the current situation. 

"We hope that this year's event will enable the organisation to develop their vital services further. 

"The Golf Classic is always a great day out, and we would encourage the business community in Cork to register teams and support this very worthy cause," he said.

Teams of four people are invited to book a place at the Golf Classic online or get in touch with Cope Foundation's Communications and Fundraising Team on 086 7912540 or email murphye2@cope-foundation.ie

Those who get in early and register before June 15 will be able to avail of the most popular tee-off times.

This year golfers are in with a chance of winning a Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid in the Hole in One Competition sponsored by Dan Seaman Motors.

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