Testimonial Year in Full Swing

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After the sell-out first event of the Chris Millar Testimonial Year sponsored by MKM Building Supplies Perth, preparations are now well and truly underway for the second date of the year’s busy schedule – a golf day at Auchterarder Golf Club.

The first event was the Off the Ball Live night with football funny men Stuart Cosgrove and Tam Cowan, where all tickets sold out and St. Johnstone fans and friends of Chris Millar packed into Feus Road’s Railway Staff Club for a night filled with great stories and laughs from the BBC Radio Scotland double-act.

The second event is co-sponsored by MKA Economics and Stephen Gardiner Construction, with a host of familiar football faces, supporters and business people lined up to play for some great prizes on the day.

Mark Kummerer of MKA Economics spoke about his excitement ahead of the event which takes place on Friday 1st June.

“As a fan of St. Johnstone and a member of the Auchterarder St. Johnstone Supporters Club, I’m delighted to be co-sponsoring the Chris Millar Testimonial Golf Day,” he said. The event is part of a great year celebrating a player who has done so much for the club I love.

“The event is part of a great year celebrating a player who has done so much for the club I love. As a member of Auchterarder Golf Club too, I’m excited to be involved in what is sure to be a fantastic day of golf where fans, players and local businesses can come together and show some appreciation for what Chris has achieved in his ten years at Saints.”

Marc Gardiner, from the event’s other co-sponsor Stephen Gardiner Construction, echoed those views.

“We were delighted to be asked to come on board with sponsoring the Golf Day,” Marc commented, “and we’re looking forward to a great day out celebrating a player who has had a pivotal role in the best period in St. Johnstone’s history.”

Twenty teams will tee-off on the day and all of the spots have now been secured. St. Johnstone Football Club has entered a team for the day, as well as a number of Millar’s fellow players, local businesses and supporters.

Chris Millar - ScoringGreat prizes will be available for longest drive and nearest the pin, as well as a range of sports memorabilia to be both auctioned off and won in the raffle.

Additionally, local car dealership Struans Motors Perth has put up a brand-new Toyota C-HR car for any lucky golfer who manages to sink a hole-in-one at the Par 3 8th hole.

Struans’ General Manager, Myles Redford, showed the car off during the launch day last Friday. Speaking from Auchterarder Golf Club, he said: “As a local business situated just a stone’s throw away from McDiarmid Park, we were more than happy to help out by offering a car to anyone who manages to get a hole-in-one at the 8th hole.

“We wish all of the golfers the very best of luck on the day!”

Also at the launch was Matt Henderson, chairman of the Chris Millar Testimonial committee. Following the success of the first event, he’s looking forward to welcoming those who have secured their teams for the Golf Day and would also welcome any local businesses looking to get involved in sponsorship to get in touch.

“Our first event was a massive success and as expected, Stuart Cosgrove and Tam Cowan had the audience in stitches with their hilarious stories throughout the night. It really was the perfect way to kick-off the Testimonial Year.

“Our attention now turns to the Golf Day at Auchterarder Golf Club and we’re delighted to have MKA Economics and Stephen Gardiner Construction on-board as our co-sponsors for the event. We’re also grateful to MKM Building Supplies Perth for their continued support as the Testimonial Year’s main sponsor, and to Struans Motors Perth for generously putting up a car at the 8th hole on the day.

“We still have plenty more opportunities for local businesses to get involved, and anyone who might be interested in sponsoring a hole for the Golf Day or getting involved in any of our other events throughout the year should get in touch with the committee to find out what’s available.”


You can get in touch with the committee via email at chrismillartestimonial@gmail.com. To keep up to date with the latest news about the Testimonial Year and events, follow the Facebook and Twitter pages.


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