TOLL MINING GROUP // Toll Charity Classic
This event is earmarked as the industry’s best. In its 12th year, the Toll Charity Classic typically hosts around 250 golfers each year. Suppliers, as well as Toll business units, are engaged to support the event by way of sponsorship, including hole sponsors with themed food and beverage marquees; drinks carts sponsors; as well as breakfast, lunch, pre-dinner and dinner sponsors. With multiple trucks, trailers and other branded vehicles placed on course, there’s always a lot to see and do on the day. Following the golf we host a gala dinner for 500 plus, raising over $100,000 for charity each year.
In 2014 specifically, we had 244 golfers across 36 holes at Coolangatta Tweed Golf Course. On course, all 36 holes were sponsored including 18 themed food and beverage marquees.
520 guests attended the big top themed gala dinner, held at Jupiters Casino. The pre-dinner drinks were set up on the lawn outside the main ballroom. Flanked by Toll vehicles and sponsors signage, the lawn was created into a circus arena of it’s own. An LED lit bar and cocktail rounds, up-lit greenery and contiki style torches gave a the space a soft glow as the sun slowly receded. Contortionists, acrobats and fire dancers moved amongst the crowd, entertaining as wait staff provide opening cocktails. Upon entering the “Big Top” and main ballroom, the ring-leader opened formalities by handing to our celebrity MC, Mark Bradshaw. A three course, alternate drop meal was provided while a silent auction, raffle and grand auction for the Ponting Foundation kept guests entertained. A special appearance from Ricky Ponting and live performance by Mark Seymour and The Undertow capped off the industry’s night of nights.