The 2014 Costin Roe Charity Golf Day at Avondale Golf Club, Pymble, on 3rd December 2014 was another great success as an opportunity to network with clients and professional associates, and also more importantly as a fundraiser for the chosen charity, Wheelchair Sports (NSW).
Guest dinner speaker, Keegan Oh Chee, was very well received and provided inspiration to participants including Una McKenna, one of the leading design engineers at Costin Roe Consulting.
“Keegan was born with a disability affecting his growth and development which meant the need of a wheelchair daily throughout his life. He always showed a keen interest in all forms sport and at 15 years old he realised his gift for playing tennis,” explained Una following Keegan’s dinner speech. “This gift has enabled Keegan to travel the world competing with other athletes with a variety of disabilities, and forging lifelong friendships with people from all different walks of life,” Una said.
21 year old Keegan is currently ranked 3rd in the Australia Rankings and 27th in the International Tennis Federation World Rankings.
“This year alone Keegan has competed in competitions such as the Queensland Open in January, Japan Open in May, US Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in August and the South Pacific Wheelchair Open in September,” Una continued. “Keegan said that he is curently in training for the APIA Internation in Sydney and the Australian Open in Melbourne during January 2015.”
“I think everyone present at the Costin Roe Charity Golf Day dinner was inspired to hear Keegan Oh Chee sharing his life story in person. It was really good of Keegan to take time out of his training schedule to help others understand what it’s like to be challenged by disability yet still aspire to achieve. Keegan is an extremely hard working and gifted young player who has developed his tennis talent with the support from Wheelchair Sports NSW. Listening to Keegan, I have a clear understanding of how Wheelchair Sports NSW enrich the lives of people with a disability by providing opportunities for people with disabilities through participation in sport. I’m proud to be an engineer at Costin Roe Consulting for many reasons, but particularly because the firm makes an effort to give back to the community in so many ways,” said Una.
Prizes were awarded on the day were as follows:
Nearest to the Pin
8th: Cathryn Piper, guest of Wheelchair Sports NSW
2nd: Andrew Thomas, Cunningham Lindsey
Ladies: Moira deVos, guest of Wheelchair Sports NSW
Men: Phil Terrey, Costin Roe Consulting
Craig Hyde, Curwoods Lawyers
Clive Curwood, Curwoods Lawyers
Andrew Thomas, Cunningham Lindsey
Bill Hooker, guest of Wheelchair Sports NSW
Moira deVos, guest of Wheelchair Sports NSW
Cathryn Piper, guest of Wheelchair Sports NSW
Garry McLeod, Hutchinson Builders Pty Ltd
Phil Terrey, Costin Roe Consulting
Linton Speechley, J K Group
Costin Roe Consulting would like to thank once again the prize sponsors and everyone who contributed to the success of the event.