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Community Bank Backs Sarina Bowls Club Carnival

It’s well known that engaging in sports like lawn bowls not only enhances physical fitness but also fosters social connections, crucial for health and well-being.

Becoming an annual calendar highlight over several decades, the Sarina Bowls Club Men’s Invitational 4’s Carnival is scheduled for July 27-28, providing a fun, social occasion for players and their families.

As part of Community Bank Sarina Bendigo Bank’s mission to contribute profits for purpose, it has announced a $3000 sponsorship of the Sarina Bowls Club – with a focus on this year’s carnival, positively contributing to the overall health and happiness of the community.

As one of the Club’s most significant events in the year, the event will host approximately 30 teams with over 120 players. With families, friends and spectators, the carnival will bring upwards of 200-300 people to Sarina Bowls Club over the weekend.

Community Bank Sarina Chair Karen May said the Bank has supported the Bowls Club over many years, including recently funding new courtesy bus signage.

“Community Bank Sarina enjoys partnering with Sarina Bowls Club – we also value promoting physical activity, sportsmanship, and positive social interactions and connections through sports,” Mrs May said.

“This sponsorship reflects our focus on investing in activities that enrich the lives of our residents and build a stronger, healthier community overall.

“It’s only through our community choosing to become customers of Community Bank Sarina that we can continue with our community investment program to support the work of organisations such as Sarina Bowls Club, so we’d also like to thank our customers for their contributions in making this sponsorship possible.”

Sarina Bowls Club’s Lissa Fitzsimmons said money raised from the carnival goes straight back into the facilities and running of the Club.

“Last year the Men’s Carnival raised enough funds to replace the lights inside the venue, but we currently have only two working lights on the green,” Ms Fitzsimmons said.

“This makes it difficult to run night games and attract players that want after work-hours social bowls.

“This year we would like to install new lights for the green, so we can attract more social bowlers and hopefully generate more business, by making the venue an even better option as a venue.”

If your community group or club is interested in partnering with Community Bank Sarina, please contact to find out about our Community Engagement Program.

Sarina Bowls Club crew accepting their sponsorship from the Community Bank Sarina Board Chair Karen May and Manager Charmaine Matsen. Image supplied

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