Teeing off for men's health
Birdies and eagles… and men, were all the focus when Classic Builders decided to support a recent Cambridge sporting event.
The desired number of birdies and eagles may not have occurred, but men were definitely the winners of the recent Classic Builders Movember Masters golfing event which raised $14,000 for men’s health.
Movember country manager Robert Dunne says that’s double the amount normally made at Movember golfing tournaments around the country. The money will go to the Movember Foundation that funds local programmes supporting prostate cancer, testicular cancer, male mental health and suicide prevention.
The Movember Masters is a series of golf tournaments run throughout New Zealand from October 2019 to May 2020 to fundraise for the foundation and raise men’s health awareness. Robert hopes the partnering with Classic Builders for the November 15 Cambridge event could be a for-runner for other golfing events elsewhere in the country.
Classic Builders decided to partner up for this event and have a men’s health day instead of holding its usual corporate golf day. They contacted their networks and got people on board.
Robert reports there were about 130 golfers playing in the Ambrose-style event and most of those on the field were from the Classic Builders network.
“They recruited players, they offered valuable additional prizes, they manned the barbecue… they fully embraced it. We found like-minded partners in Classic Builders and it gave us the opportunity to spread positive, relevant, men’s health messaging to people within the building and trade industries. It was a really great partnership.
“Classic builders have always been fantastic supporters of Movember in the past with their staff growing moustaches and raising substantial funds. We had talked about other ways to support each other and to partner officially on the Movember Masters event in Cambridge was fantastic and we hope to continue and grow the partnership in the future,” Robert Says.