Bowls community steps up to help those in need

by Lachlan Williams

As bushfires continue to burn across the country, the bowls community has stepped up and shown its true colours to help those in need.

Many bowls clubs around Australia have done their part to lend a hand where possible – playing exhibition events, hosting fundraisers or just making donations.


At a national level, Bowls Australia’s (BA) Bowls Disaster Relief Fund (BDRF) received a flurry of donations this month as the bushfire crisis escalated.

More than $20,000 has already been raised as businesses, bowls clubs and individuals reached into their pockets to donate.

BA have identified immediate priorities that will generate funds for the BDRF, with 100% of all sums raised redirected back to those clubs impacted by the bushfires.

General promotion of the BDRF will continue through BA’s communications platforms, and as a Community Services Announcement on SEN Radio and SEN Digital channels until the end of January, through BA’s valued media partner CrocMedia.

The upcoming BPL11 event in February will be gold-coin entry, with BA and host club Moama Bowling Club each agreeing to contribute an amount equal to the sums raised to the BDRF.

Additionally, BA will donate four items and facilitate a live auction of one item per day during the event, with all proceeds donated to the BDRF.

BA will also support Dandenong Club’s Pro-Am event (date TBC) through promotion and live-streaming in furtherance of a donation to the BDRF.

Donations to the Disaster Relief Fund can be made at bowls.com.au/club-support/bowls-disaster-relief-fund.