MARSHALL Rogers was a passionate rugby league supporter, and when he wrapped up his Western Suburbs Magpies playing days he kept his passion firing by sharing his knowledge with the next generation of young Magpies.
When Rogers died suddenly in 2007, aged just 50, his grieving family looked for a suitable way to honour him and keep his memory alive.
The annual Marshall Rogers Golf Day, now in its fourth year, raises funds to help educate a talented young player both academically and on the football field. Rogers’ family offers the opportunity through St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown.
“We wanted to keep Dad’s memory alive by helping out young players coming through the ranks, just like he did for the young players he coached,” son Ben Rogers said.
He said the day, scheduled for November 9 this year, was about giving back to the community, but it also took a community effort to pull it off each year.
“We normally have about 120 people attend, which is close to the maximum,” Rogers said.
“though there’s always room for new people and companies.
“St Greg’s came on board to help us out and they’ve been fantastic as has Camden Lakeside golf club.
C91.3 were the first to put their hand up four years ago and their support has been outstanding.”
The four-ball ambrose (18 holes) gets under way with a breakfast at 7.30am. Play starts at 8.30am.
The registration cost includes breakfast, drinks, lunch, golf and entertainment.
Contact Ben on 0409 879 905 or Lyndal at firstname.lastname@example.org