Callum Paterson will swap sports on Friday 3 June as he takes part in Prostate Cancer UK’s exciting golf challenge.
The Owls forward is stepping up to the charity’s task of taking on The Big Golf Race to help beat prostate cancer.
The 27-year-old will tackle the marathon, which consists of four rounds of golf and 26 miles of walking in a single day, at Craigielaw Golf Club in Aberlady, Scotland.
Callum will be joined at the coastal course by Falkirk’s Brad McKay, former Dundee, Inverness and current Brora Rangers defender Josh Meekings and Brechin City left-back Kevin McHattie.
The group have already smashed their fundraising target of £2,000 and have now set their sights on the £3,000 milestone!
This year the leading men’s health charity is urging the public to join them and help save dads, partners, brothers, grandads, uncles and mates from a disease that affects one in eight men in the UK.
Callum is keen to raise awareness of cancer after two members of his family were affected, and in particularly prostate cancer, as he believes more men should be aware of their risk of the disease.
The Scottish international said: “Prostate Cancer UK is a fantastic cause that is doing terrific work in both football and golf, so I’m excited to be doing my part by tackling the Big Golf Race.
“One in eight men in the UK are affected by prostate cancer and as a group we want to raise money to help fight the disease and raise important awareness, so more men know of their risk.
“It’ll be a long day for sure but I’m looking forward to joining my mates on the course and doing my bit in the fight against prostate cancer.”
Nicola Tallett, Director of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement at Prostate Cancer UK, added: “Golf has been so influential in spreading the word about prostate cancer, but sadly this disease still exists in every golf club. Prostate cancer kills one man every 45 minutes – roughly the time it takes to play three holes of golf - so we need to continue to drive home this serious message.
“We’re delighted with how many players and clubs took part in the Big Golf Race in 2021, with our supporters getting involved in their droves and raising vital funds to aid lifesaving research and support men affected by prostate cancer and their families.”
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Great work, Pato!