Maddie’s Day On The Purple

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The Bellarine Peninsula was awash with purple on Sunday 2nd February when the local community, amateur golfers and stars alike converged on Clifton Springs Golf Club for this year’s instalment of Maddie’s Day on The Purple. Established in 2018, Maddie’s Day On The Purple is a celebrity and amateur golf tournament held in support of Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision, to help raise money to fund medical research to find a cure for Bone Marrow Failure.

The sea of purple people teed off on the stunning seaside golf course from the temporary purple ‘greens’ in support of Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision; a foundation established by the Riewoldt family (including ex footballer Nick Riewoldt) in June 2015, following the tragic passing of 26-year-old Maddie Riewoldt earlier that year after a five-year fight against a type of Bone Marrow Failure called Alplastic Anaemia.

In attendance was Nick Riewoldt, ex St Kilda and Essendon veteran Brendon Goddard, Geelong’s Harry Taylor, comedians Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann, Adam Rozenbachs, Ash Williams and fresh from the jungle, Dilruk Jayasinha, celebrity chef Adam D’Sylva and media personalities Tiffany Cherry and Sam Newman.

Nick Riewoldt, together with his parents Joe and Fiona Riewoldt, were absolutely blown away and humbled to receive a cheque for $101,959.00 on behalf of Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision. The outstanding result comes after a full year of fundraising around the Clifton Springs and neighbouring suburbs by the Clifton Springs Golf Club, with thanks to many local businesses, residents and a hot auction amongst players on the night, with a signed St Kilda jersey by the late Danny Frawley and Nick Riewoldt selling for the very generous price tag of $2,000.

While honouring Maddie’s legacy, Maddie’s Vision has a single purpose to bridge the gap between the need and the ability to uncover the answers that will end Bone Marrow Failures. Bone Marrow Failure is a group of life threatening conditions that are diagnosed in approximately 5 million people globally each year, with the majority of patients being young.


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