Vision Direct - Sponsors Meriton Sydney Invitational Golf Tournament

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Vision Direct is sponsoring the 2009 Meriton Sydney Invitational Golf Tournament. Since 2004, the Meriton Sydney Golf Tournament has raised over $250,000 for the Westmead Children's Hospital.

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From March 23-26th, 2009 the Meriton Sydney Invitational Golf Tournament dubbed the "tournament with a difference" will commence and span across four golf courses in the Sydney area. In keeping with tradition, the money raised will be donated to the Westmead Children's Hospital. The charity golf tournament has been in existence since 2004, with a total of over $250,000AUD raised for the hospital so far. In 2008 the tournament had over 250 players, with professionals vying for $122,000 and armatures competing for $40,000. The ante has been upped for 2009, and professionals will play for an unprecedented $137,500! Winners will be announced on the final day at an awards ceremony and banquet dinner where the cheque for the children's hospital will also be presented. To make such an event possible requires several sponsors. This week's sponsor highlight is on Vision Direct.

Vision Direct has been involved with the charity for several years. Vision Direct, the leader in designer eyewear, is dedicated to helping the world's impoverished and ailing children, and the company is involved in several charities, NGOs and other organizations including ties with Orbis International where, in 2008, Vision Direct donated $10,000 worth of prescription eyeglasses for children in Inner Mongolia. Vision Direct believes in helping their local communities as well with events like the Meriton Sydney International Golf Tournament, where the company hopes to help the children at the Westmead hospital, but also raise awareness for the necessity of high-quality eyewear for children with vision disabilities. Finding, diagnosing and then equipping children with the necessary tools to improve their lives are firm missions of Vision Direct's charter. Vision Direct hopes that their efforts in assisting children across the globe will improve children's ability to see, learn, and thus enhance their lives.

For more information on the Meriton Sydney Invitational Golf Tournament, please visit the organizing site. Fox Sports will be carrying live coverage of the event. For more information on Vision Direct please see their website (http://www.visiondirect.com.au) or contact them via email at customerservice AT visiondirect.com.au.

MERITON Sydney Invitational: http://www.sydneyinvitational.com.au/welcome/page1.php

Orbis International: http://www.orbis.org

Vision Direct: http://www.visiondirect.com.au

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