POLE vaulter Tatiana Grigorieva, swimmer Josh Watson, rugby league star Graham Eaddie, Richmond MP Justine Elliot and event spo
POLE vaulter Tatiana Grigorieva, swimmer Josh Watson, rugby league star Graham Eaddie, Richmond MP Justine Elliot and event spo

Top sports to line up for Tweed charity golf day



PREPARE for some serious sport star spotting with some of Australia's best-known names heading for the Tweed for a major charity golf day - part of two days of fundraising in late March.

Who knows, you might spot track and field glamour girl Tatiana Grigorieva shopping for a snack at Woolies or even Wally Lewis looking for shoelaces in a sports store.

The pair will be among a ''who's who'' of Australian sport touted for the event at Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Golf Club.

Organiser Gary Tozer said it would not be any ordinary sporting fundraiser, with 35 of Australia's best-known sporting celebrities invited to attend.

The two-day event will include a ''Walk of Fame'' ceremony and meet the celebrities celebration on March 30 at Twin Towns with Lewis, Fraser and golf legend Norman Von Nida all being inducted into the hall of fame. All the celebrities would back-up the next day for the charity golf day.

Mr Tozer said the two-day event would raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation, Grigorieva's Gift For Dream organisation, Camp Quality and the Leukemia Foundation.

If successful, he said it was hoped to hold similar celebrity golf days in Cairns and the Sunshine Coast before eventually spreading the concept Australia-wide. Tozer said this would mean flying celebrities into a region to help raise money for their local charities.



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