The Red Lion United Way Golf Classic raised funds for charity

CHARITY EVENT: Alex Campbell takes part in the Red Lion United Way Golf Classic. The fundraiser is United Way Ballarat's biggest for the year. Picture: Lachlan Bence

CHARITY EVENT: Alex Campbell takes part in the Red Lion United Way Golf Classic. The fundraiser is United Way Ballarat's biggest for the year. Picture: Lachlan Bence

United Way Ballarat’s biggest fundraiser of the year took place on Friday to raise money for 23 of its community programs. 

The Red Lion United Way Golf Classic drew one hundred business people and featured thousands of dollars worth of prizes donated by the business community.

United Way Ballarat chief executive Geoff Sharp said the day was a chance to show businesses what the organisation was all about. 

“Each team has a charity that they’re playing for so it gives the teams a sense of who they’re raising money for and increases the visibility of those programs,” he said.

“We usually raise somewhere in the region of $20,000 and it goes towards a huge number of not-for-profits around the community.”