“It is an honour to continue Jarrod Lyle’s legacy and support Challenge.”
After the passing of his dear friend and inspiration, Jarrod Lyle, Lucas became involved with Challenge to continue the legacy Jarrod built in the golfing community.
Throughout his friendship with Jarrod, Lucas became increasingly aware of how a cancer diagnosis changes a family and knew how highly Jarrod spoke of the support Challenge provides on a daily basis to children and families living with cancer.
As an Australian professional golfer who plays on the European Tour and the PGA Tour, Lucas helps raise awareness of Challenge by wearing our mascot, Leuk the Duck, and spreading the word of our cause at an opportunity he is given a chance – whether on TV, social media, or other golfers on the greens.
Professional golfer and Challenge ambassador Grace Kim urges young golfers across Australia to sign up.
Grace Kim is a talented Australian golfer who gained signifcant success as the former Australian Amateur Champion and won a gold medal at the 2018 Youth Olympics. Grace earned her LPGA Tour card by the end of 2022 before winning the Lotte Championship in Hawaii, which was only her third event on the LPGA Tour. She now holds the 57th position in the world rankings for women's golf.
Following in her father's footsteps who also played golf, and in addition to her golfing pursuits, Grace said, "Golf is my passion, and I love playing, but I also want to make a difference to children living with cancer. As a young adult, I couldn't imagine the hardship young people and their families face when battling this disease. I will be happy if I can help raise awareness and funds for this great cause."
Teenage golfer and Challenge ambassador Keeley Marx encourages golfers to participate.
Keeley Marx successfully won the recent IMG Academy World Championship in San Diego and won the Golf Australia Interstate Series in Melbourne earlier this year.
"I feel honoured to be a Challenge ambassador and support this campaign. After I watched Jarrod battle cancer right to the end, I knew I wanted to do as much as possible to help Jarrod and Challenge. I started the hashtag #DoingItForJarrod and received an outpouring of support and funding through my Instagram page. "Doing it" meant I was doing it for Jarrod, trying to win and play well."
Five years on, and I still haven't stopped my support. It makes me feel happy to support such a great cause."
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