Amazing community support has enabled the Mount Isa Race Club to raise close to $15,000 in funds for the North West Breast Cancer Support Group and Dolly's Dream Foundation.
Club President Dan Ballard described his gratitude to the community. “Given that it’s been a dry and difficult year for many in the local grazing community, the support shown for these fundraising events was really amazing. We’d like to thank all the businesses involved in donating prizes and the attendees who showed such generosity.”
The Club’s Under the Stars event, held in September, offered attendees the chance to dine at an outdoor location, with raffles of donated prizes from local businesses, and support by several generous sponsors. A great night was enjoyed by many and the Club was overwhelmed by the interest shown. $10,000 was raised from this event and donated to the North West Breast Cancer Support Group.
June’s Do It For Dolly Race Day raised an incredible $4,854.55 for the Dolly’s Dream Foundation. Not only did the Club donate 100% of the day’s Gate Takings to the foundation, but there were also significant contributions made as cash donations, plus the funds raised from a raffle.
The Club has also purchased 250 Akubra 'Pins of Hope', meaning that in excess of $2,500 will be going to the Dolly’s Dream Foundation from that purchase as well.
Mount Isa Race Club has a strong history of community support and involvement in fundraising efforts and is grateful for the strong attendance at both of these events. With newly re-vamped sponsorship packages, the Club has many ways for businesses to get involved in supporting their events.
The Club is looking forward to their upcoming Tradies’ Race Day, Melbourne Cup Day and the Christmas Race Day, plus the many events that are currently being planned for 2019.
For further media enquiries, please contact:
Dan Ballard (Club President)
0412 589 248