Frank Purcell Memorial Golf Classic in Aid of Trust –Alice Leahy thanks Vincent ‘Jasper’ Murphy and friends for carrying on Classic in Frank’s memory
Frank Purcell, a leading supporter of TRUST passed away suddenly this year and Alice Leahy, Director and Co-Founder, said he would be missed not just for his loyalty and commitment but as a good friend as well.
Warmly welcoming the decision of his friends to carry on the Golf Classic in aid of TRUST, which he co-founded with Vincent ‘Jasper’ Murphy, Alice said: “I am really delighted that Frank’s memory will be honored by naming the Golf Classic after him. He never sought publicity or recognition of any kind but was always unstinting in his efforts and commitment on behalf of TRUST. A true gentleman in the very best sense of that word and I am very grateful to Jasper and his friends for ensuring that his great work for us will be acknowledged in this way thanks to their continuing support.”
The Frank Purcell Memorial Golf Classic will will take place at Slievenamon Golf Course on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th of August.
Vincent ‘Jasper’ Murphy, Co-Founder of the Golf Classic said: “The Classic was Frank’s brainchild and we could think of no better way of carrying on his memory than calling the event after him. We are hoping to make this year’s event really special as I know his many friends will welcome the opportunity to remember him in a way that I think he would have liked very much.”
The Classic has raised 50,000 euro since its inception in 2003. This year, the event is being organized by co founder Vincent Murphy with Chris Coen, John Leahy, Vincent Woodlock and Brendan Kenny. RTE personality Peter Collins, a personal friend of Frank’s, who has acted as MC at the event since the beginning, has pledged to continue his work with the Classic.
Teams cost 200 euro and Tee Boxes are 50 euro.
For Further Information Contact Vincent on 086-8119625 or Brendan on 052-32213 or any of the organisers.