Maddie Riewoldt’s legacy shines bright

February 6, 2020 BY

Celebrity and amateur golfers turned out to Clifton Springs Golf Club on Sunday to raise more than $100,000 for Maddie’s Day On The Purple. Now in its third year, the annual fundraiser supports Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision, a charity established by the Riewoldt family in the hope of finding cure to bone marrow failure. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

THE cool tones of the Bellarine were awakened on Sunday as golfers turned out to Clifton Springs Golf Club to raise more than $100,000 for Maddie’s Day On The Purple.

Established in 2018, Maddie’s Day On The Purple is a celebrity and amateur golf tournament held in support of Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision – the charity formed in honour of the young woman whose name it bears.

Former Saint forward (and Maddie’s brother) Nick Riewoldt, former St Kilda and Essendon veteran Brendon Goddard, Geelong Cats star Harry Taylor, comedians Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann, Adam Rozenbachs, Ash Williams and Dilruk Jayasinha, celebrity chef Adam D’Sylva and media personalities Tiffany Cherry and Sam Newman were among those in attendance.

This year’s fundraising total thumped last year’s $61,120 result, with a full year of fundraising by Clifton Springs Golf Club, local businesses, residents and a players’ auction pushing the total into six figures.

A signed St Kilda jersey by the late Danny Frawley and Nick Riewoldt sold for the generous price of $2,000.

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