Bowler rewarded after long trip to Monto
LAWN BOWLS: A lucky raffle winner at the Monto Bowls Club Men's Fours carnival took home a prized piece of bowls memorabilia.
Monto members Mark and Bronwyn Torrens secured the signatures of some the world's best players at last month's Australian Open on the Gold Coast - the country's premier bowls tournament.
The official Australian Open volunteer shirt signed by top players fetched $450 in raffle ticket sales, which the club generously donated to Cancer Council Queensland.
"We know so many unfortunate people going down that path,” Torrens said.
"I am sure we have all been touched in some way by this frightening disease.
"It was great, everyone we asked graciously signed the shirt and those with Aussie team numbers included them.
"It was a lot of fun and a great excuse to go up and have a chat to players.
"They were all so lovely and happy to sign for such a good cause.”
The shirt was won by Rex Eatts, who had travelled with mates from Kimba, South Australia, to take part in the Monto event.
The South Australian diehards made the journey after meeting Monto bowlers at a Past Presidents Carnival.
"Mark and I, and the Monto Bowls Club sincerely thank all of the names who signed our shirt and to everyone for buying a ticket,” Torrens said.
"The funds no doubt will be put to good use.”