Community Hubs supporting Scone Locals.
A newly renovated golf course at the Scone Sporties, seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine a great day out in the middle of the Scone Horse Festival, leading into the Scone Cup Carnival.
As collective gold sponsors of the Scone Horse Festival, The Scone Sporties and Scone RSL Club have joined forces with the Scone Horse Festival, our gold sponsor, TAB, William Inglis & Sons, and the Scone Race Club to introduce the TAB Triple Header, a great day of golf and lunch followed by the official Inglis Calcutta on Thursday 9th May.
For anyone who would rather kick back and enjoy watching lawn bowls, the Horse Festival Triples Lawn Bowls Championships will be held over at the Scone RSL Club from 9am until around 5pm on the same day. Admission is free.
You can also start your day for the Darley Scone Cup on Friday 10th May with a champagne breakfast at the Scone RSL Club, kicking off at 10am. Return buses will be provided to the race day as part of your $20 champagne breakfast.
Both the Scone RSL Club and Scone Sporties are community hubs and have contributed collectively $100,000 in sponsorship and donations to support the Scone community last financial year.
Drought has been an underlying challenge for Scone and the Upper Hunter and the Scone RSL Club contributed $30,000 earlier this year to the Lions Need for Feed to support farmers affected by drought. During April they will be offering 10% of all bar sales and total proceeds of their Friday night raffles to drought relief.
“Visiting the Scone RSL Club is an affordable outing. Our annual social membership of $4 knocks 50 cents off each beer. It all adds up, but even more importantly, we provide a hub for people to meet, have a yarn and break the intensity that the drought has created” says Michael Hollingsworth, Manager Scone RSL Club and Scone Sporties.
“For this reason, we’ve sponsored the Scone RSL Yarns Night this year. It’s all about reviving and continuing the tradition of spinning a good yarn or reciting Australian poetry” he says.