Shoes and socks were put to the side, as energy traders from across Australia and Singapore proudly donned their bare feet and took to the green for a good cause.
An annual event for Stanwell, the 2019 Stanwell Classic Barefoot Bowls Day brought together 61 businesses to compete for the sought-after Stanwell Perpetual Trophy and to raise funds for the Rockhampton Women’s Shelter.
The largest event in the bowls day’s 17-year history, 211 players and spectators raised $50,000 for the Central Queensland based charity which provides emergency accommodation for women and children leaving a domestic violence situation.
The shelter can accommodate up to eleven families and their pets (the only one in Queensland able to do so).
Stanwell’s Executive General Manager, Energy Trading and Commercial Strategy, Steve Quilter, said the Stanwell Classic bowls day had become one of the industry’s most highly-regarded annual events, known for its fun atmosphere, competitive bowling and the knowledge that the money raised really makes a difference to the recipients.
“The bowls day supports a different Queensland charity each year, and this year we’re pleased the money we raised will contribute to revitalising the Rockhampton Women’s Shelter,” Mr Quilter said.
“Typically working at over 300 per cent capacity, the shelter has been in desperate need for renovations to ensure they can continue to provide this life saving service to the community.”
Thank you to everyone who attended and congratulations to the team from Arcadia, who took out the perpetual trophy at this year’s Stanwell Classic Barefoot Bowls Day. Check out the photo gallery from this year’s event.
Check out the photo gallery from this year’s event.