The annual Dyslexia Association of Ireland Mary A McKenna MBE Golf Classic, takes place this Friday, June 3rd at Donabate Golf Club.
Having raised over a €35k for the DAI to date, this year’s competition is aiming for its largest attendance ever with a target of 35 teams and raising €10,000.
The golf classic and raffle features some great prizes including a beautiful watercolour painting by noted artist Frank Clarke, and four-balls for some of Ireland’s best golf clubs.
Speaking at the launch, Mary McKenna, MBE said: “Donabate Golf Club is home to one of the finest courses in Ireland and every year we look forward to the annual charity classic for Dyslexia Association of Ireland.
"We have an ambitious target this year of €10,000 and are calling on all golfers across Dublin and surrounding counties to dust off their golf clubs and register for our charity fundraiser this Friday!”
Adding comment, Rosie Bissett, CEO of Dyslexia Association of Ireland, said: “Mary McKenna has been an ongoing generous supporter of DAI and our members.
"None of our services are fully funded – support from friends of the associations and fundraising events like the Mary McKenna MBE Golf Classic is crucial in helping us deliver supports for children and adults with dyslexia, setting them on the road to achieving their potential.”
All funds raised will be used to support DAI services, including assessment and tuition for people with dyslexia, and DAI’s busy information service.
It is a 4 person team event @ €200 per team. (Stableford scoring, with two scores to count.) Team fee covers competition entry fee, and tea/coffee and scores on arrival. The timesheet is open and you can book online at https://marymckennaclassic2016.eventbrite.ie or by calling 01 877 6001.