Rain casts cloud over fundraising

THE prolonged wet weather is playing havoc with the nerves of Gympie Amateur Athletics organisers.

The club is planning a Golf Day at the Gympie Pines Golf Course tomorrow to help raise funds to send more than 20 of its athletes to state championships in Townsville later this month.

But if more heavy rain arrives, golfers looking to swing a club in support of Gympie’s young athletic stars will not be hitting the course.

Athletics club spokesperson and mum Maree Bull said she was hopeful the rain would not be a problem.

“The golf course is booked out the week after and the kids leave on March 24 for the state titles, so it’s a bit of a worry,” she said.

A possibility for the club is to carry out more fundraising after the state competition to help out families who have been stung by the cost of attending competition.

Meanwhile, the rain has had an welcomed impact on the training schedules of the Gympie athletes preparing to storm Townsville.

Albert Park is extremely wet underfoot and has not been able to support weekly training sessions and Friday night meets.

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