IT IS not only Diggers who will be remembered this ANZAC Day, but also three-month-old baby Anzac, who will be in everybody’s thoughts at the inaugural golf and bowls day in his memory.
If the early numbers are any indication, the event is set to go off without a hitch.
Sunday should see more than 100 players tee off and roll up at the Bowraville Recreation Club to remember the bubbly baby boy who lost his battle with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
But it’s not just a day for golfing and bowls enthusiasts, there will also be a giant raffle and auction.
“We are overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from the community,” Gerard told the Guardian.
“The auction and raffle will be a highlight of the day with plenty up for grabs.”
Among the items in the 12.30pm auction will be a Samsung audio system, a round of golf for two people at Bonville, four VIP Bowraville Cup race meet tickets, a signed Footy Show poster (framed), fishing rods and more.
The golf is a four-man ambrose, non-handicap, shotgun start. Tee off is 8.30am and cost is $15. Bowls will kick off at 10am. Kids will be kept entertained with activities, including a jumping castle and slushee machine, donated by Laser and Lights, for a gold coin donation.
The Bowraville Lions will run a barbecue breakfast and lunch for those ravenous after a day on the green.
There will also be a representative from the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Association of Australia and music by Lachie McKay.
Gerard said his nerves are getting the better of him already.
“I hope we have a packed house, I’m nervous,” he said.
“The organising has gone so well and this means everything. It’s not just about raising the money, but about his (Anzac’s) memory.
“The day itself means a lot, because you never forget ... it does get easier, but it never goes away.”
Taj, Anzac’s older brother, said he missed his little brother dearly.
“I miss him a lot, he’s only little,” he said.
“But he’s up there now watching over us.”