The Black Rock Sports Auxiliary Inc (BRSA) is a volunteer group that raises funds to improve facilities at the Sandringham Hospital. It has been raising money for the hospital since 1950.
Sporting events play an important role in the organisation's fundraising efforts, a tradition that began in 1951, when the Royal Melbourne Golf Club hosted an exhibition golf match.
Since then, with the continued support of the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, a Golf Day has been held every year to raise much-needed funds for important equipment and hospital facilities.
The first tournament was held on 27 September, 1952 with 306 players participating and currently, the event is held every year on Caulfield Cup Day.
Since the hospital opened on 15 March, 1964, BRSA has remained an important part of the hospital's operation, providing funds for equipment and services to ensure the hospital continues to provide the best level of comfort and care to its patients.
Funds have provided patient phones, bedside lockers, instrument washing machines, a mobile x-ray machine, a fetal monitoring machine, teleimaging equipment, electric beds, a substantial contribution towards the refurbishment of the Emergency Department, an infant resuscitaire and an electric birthing bed in the maternity ward.
New volunteers are always welcome to join the BRSA and any enquiries can be directed to the hospital on 9921 1488.
Annual Golf Day
The annual Golf Day at Royal Melbourne Golf Club is the major fundraising activity of the BRSA and raises more than $50,000 for the hospital every year.
Held on Caulfield Cup Day, the event is open to all players and gives golfers from around Victoria and interstate, the opportunity to play one of the top golf courses in the world. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org