It is with great excitement that Down Syndrome Queensland CEO Darryl Steff would like to announce that Australian sportsman Wayne Grady has agreed to become a Patron of Down Syndrome Queensland (DSQ).
Mr Grady won the Westlakes Classic just six months after turning professional at age 21. It would be a frustrating 17 second place finishes before Wayne would again taste victory at the 1984 German Open. He defeated Greg Norman in a 4 hole playoff for the 88 Aust. PGA Championship and went back to the States the following year to claim his first victory on American soil, the Westchester Classic, also in a playoff. Mr Grady went on to become one of only eight Australians to win a professional major tournament, the 1990 US PGA Championship. Mr Grady plays a very limited schedule now and lives on the Gold Coast with his family and looks after his varying business which include Wayne Grady Event Management, TV commentary and corporate golf appearances.
Mr Grady and his extended family have a long history of supporting DSQ through various fundraising events including the Lady Grady Golf Day.
DSQ CEO Darryl Steff said, “We are excited to have Wayne Grady join our organisation as Patron and look forward to working with him to promote the great work of Down Syndrome Queensland.”
Mr Grady will be one of two patrons recently welcomed to the DSQ organisation where they will help to provide support and advocacy for DSQ.
“I am happy to accept the honour as Patron of Down Syndrome Queensland. As the father of a beautiful 33-year-old daughter [with Down syndrome] it has been amazing to watch her grow and make a life of her own with friends and work colleagues. I look forward to supporting the hard work and commitment of DSQ in the years to come.”
DSQ’s mission is to build community awareness and to support, advocate for and empower people with Down syndrome in order for them to take their rightful place as valuable and contributing members of their local and global community.