Smile IT never tires of helping in community events or events that are close to their heart. September is the month where Smile IT supports the annual ZAF (Zimbabwe Aid Fund) golf fund raiser for the Pensioners in Zimbabwe. Life is tough and extremely challenging over in Zimbabwe at the moment and many people are struggling to survive. The heart wrenching stories that are being heard spurs the team at Smile IT to dig deep and once again give their whole-hearted support.
Boomerang Golf Course at Mudgeeraba was the venue and Peter D was playing in a 4 Ball. For all 4 men, Zimbabwe was their home country.
Lauren is also a competent golfer and chose not to play and rather use her talent to raise funds for the worthy cause.
The success of the recent fund raiser at the Sunshine Coast Nomads golf encouraged Smile IT to repeat their sponsorship. They were given the 15th hole and Lauren set up her gazebo and goods at 7am last Sunday 18th September. It looked like rain could threaten to spoil the day and thankfully favor was on their side and the rain came down only after the golf was over. Once again Lauren offered a Power Pack to those whose drive from the T Box went onto the Green with their first shot. Everyone was very willing to pay for the privilege and the bantering and competition was heartwarming to witness. A few golfers managed the challenge and were delighted with their prize. At about 12 noon, once the last golfer had hit their ball, Lauren and her team packed everything up and counted $500 to be added to the money for the Pensioners.
90 golfers played the 9 holes and much fun & laughter was had by all. A number of family members arrived to join in the traditional African lunch of Steak, Borewors & salad (BBQ), swelling the numbers to 130.
Prize giving followed and the Smile IT team won the best dressed.
$23,000 was raised which allows the ZAF administrators to buy food and essentials and deliver them in hampers to the many struggling pensioners around the country.
Another successful day and a glimpse into the generosity & compassion of Smile IT, making a difference where they can.