30th Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner

16 December 2022

News: 16 December 2022

2022 saw Challenge celebrate a momentous occasion – 30 years of the Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner. A milestone of which we are incredibly proud.

Teeing off at the stunning Yarra Yarra Golf Club, our guests were treated to a course that was in pristine condition and weather that challenged all golfers. It was a fabulous day on the fairways, marvelling at the open spaces and flowing contours this Sandbelt course offers. Some swung better than others but this day has never been about individual accolades; it is about the groups and how they work as a team. The three groups who exhibited the spirit of teamwork best this year were: in third place – Walk With Me Online, second place – D&D Mailing Services, and with a net score of 52 points, first place went to Intuitive Finance (2). Well done to you all, and congratulations to our first-place winners who each took home a set of Mizuno fitted golf clubs.

After a successful day on the greens, our guests made their way to Crown’s Palladium, where opulence flowed at all corners and edges of the room. The night was endlessly enjoyable. Delicious food and great drinks delighted our tastebuds; Challenge Chairman and MC for the night, Tom Gleisner, held court; and entertainment indeed reached new heights with Human Nature, direct from Las Vegas. What an amazing performance!

Though the fun was a vital feature of the night, generosity was the clear highlight. Supporting our live and silent auctions, this year’s guests rocked up, ready to make a difference and help Challenge deliver more support to children and families living with cancer. It never ceases to amaze us how kind and pleasing the people in our community are.

Above all, this year’s event was made even more special thanks to the presence of our dear friend and international patron, Robert Allenby and his wife, Kym. After close to three years of separation, Rob touched on Australian soils again to attend this cherished event and celebrate its 30th anniversary. Rob, you are a true gem, and your commitment to this organisation and our cause is second to none. Thank you.

The day and night were both resounding successes, but only with the help of many people.

To all our sponsors and supporters, our heartfelt thanks. This event could not happen without you.

To our volunteers, you are all simply amazing. You show up with zest to every event, ready to make a difference in any capacity you can. Thank you.

A fantastic night for a significant milestone – we can’t wait to see you all in 2023!