Record breaking Calcutta for RSF
Spin king Shane Warne and Channel 9’s Tim Gilbert both attracted record Calcutta bids at a fund-raising event in Canberra last night at Urban Pantry ahead of the 2018 Ricky Stuart Foundation Pro-Am to be held at Royal Canberra Golf Club on February 19.
Amalgamated Property Group shelled out $16,001 for Today Show’s sports presenter Gilbert and Smithfield RSL Club paid $16,000 to have Warne in their foursome. Austbrokers Canberra also showing a huge amount of support by donating $16,000 for 3 celebrities to join their golf groups.
The Calcutta raised a record $103,001 to support Stuart’s foundation, formed seven years ago to raise awareness in autism. Ricky and Kaylie Stuart’s daughter Emma is autistic.
Others to attract big bids were Stuart himself ($7,000), Darryl (The Big Marn) Brohman ($6,500), golfer Brendan Jones ($6,000) and fellow golfer Matt Millar and Nine’s Leila McKinnon (both $5,000).
The foundation’s latest state-of-the-art respite facility in Canberra, Emma Ruby House, named after Emma Stuart, will open late this year.