The Oscar Knox Cup, a charity golf day which began in 2016 and has raised over £120,000 for ground-breaking neuroblastoma research, will see the 1000th round of golf played in Wee Oscar’s name at this year’s event.
The annual event, which is sponsored by SPAR NI and is never missed by some of NI’s most well-known faces, is organised and hosted by Oscar’s parents Stephen and Leona, who year on year continue to do so much for children who are battling cancer through the Oscar Knox Fund, which continues the legacy little Oscar left behind.
Paddy Barnes, who is an ambassador of the Oscar Knox Fund, will tee off the 1000th round of golf on the day among other familiar faces which can be seen on the course including boxers Jamie and Michael Conlan, snooker champ Mark Allen, ex Man Utd footballer Keith Gillespie, entertainer John Linehan and Belfast Giants coach Adam Keefe, who all show their support for the Oscar Knox Cup.
For those playing on the day, there will be exciting on-course competitions, the traditional barbecue at the 9th hole, a post round meal, prize draw, auction and entertainment into the night.
Stephen commented, “We really look forward to hosting the Oscar Knox Cup every year, it’s such a fun event and it’s hard to believe this one will see the 1000th round played in Oscar’s name. We want to thank Fortwilliam Golf Club and all of our amazing golfers, donors and sponsors particularly SPAR NI, without whom this event wouldn’t be possible.”
“The money raised allows us to support international projects where researchers are working to understand why some children’s disease does not respond to treatment, and to develop novel ways to treat it. Thanks to our supporters, and as a result of this incredible work, we know fewer children will suffer like Oscar did.”
Bronagh Luke, Head of Corporate Marketing at Henderson Group, owners of SPAR in Northern Ireland commented, “We are delighted to be supporting the Oscar Knox Cup for another year. The work Stephen and Leona are doing for children all over the world is incredible and it’s so important we continue to support them in every way we can.
“It is an honour to be involved again in memory of Oscar and we wish everyone involved good luck for the day.”
The Oscar Knox Cup will take place on Friday 2nd September at Fortwilliam Golf Club. Donations can be made via justgiving.com/oscarknoxcup2022.