Rabbitohs Lend Their Support to Local ‘Kool Kids’
Tuesday 4 December 2012 4:44 PM
All Sorts Gym and Indoor Sport centre would like to thank the numerous South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL stars who have generously supported the local Kool Kids club recently, a program run by Weave Youth Family Community for children aged 7 to 13 in Maroubra, La Perouse and surrounding South Sydney areas.
The fundraising auction event was hosted and run by the All Sorts Gym and Indoor Sports, a long-time supporter of the Kool Kids club, whose aim is to support the development of wellbeing and life skills by building on strengths and enhancing connections within the community and family unit.
All Sorts has provided Kool Kids with a swimming skills program, indoor sports and sailing sessions.
The evening included a silent auction of boomerangs, donated and hand crafted by respected Koori elder, Laddie Timbery and then uniquely painted by an impressive list of indigenous sports stars, celebrities, artists and community leaders.
Some of the featured artists included:
• NRL players Timana Tahu, Greg Inglis, Nathan Merritt, Rhys Wesser, Preston Campbell, Dylan Farrell and Chris Sandow;
• Professional boxers Anthony Mundine and Daniel Geale;
• Swans players Adam Goodes and Lewis Jetta;
• Australian Rugby Union legends Gary, Mark and Glen Ella, as well as their sister, Marcia Ella Duncan
• Indigenous artists Adam Hill and Graham Toomey.
In addition to the beautifully painted boomerangs, a live auction was held featuring a signed South Sydney Rabbitohs jersey, a corporate box for 16 people to a Sydney Kings home game, a Kool Kids La Perouse inspired painted surfboard, a holiday for six people to Port Douglas and a celebrity chef experience.
All items were generously donated by supporters of the event.
NRL superstar, Greg Inglis, whose painted boomerang fetched a whopping $500, addressed the crowd and thanked them for their attendance and the much-needed support that was being provided to the Kool Kids club.
Guests were also treated to an intimate performance by Mahalia Barnes and Prinnie Stevens.
The VIP guest list was captivated and the celebrity crowd outshone by a dance and song performed by the Kool Jarums group, formed by girls from the Kool Kids club.
Through the generous support of the attendees, the auction raised over $15,000 on the night.
The Kool Kids club is still seeking corporate support to allow them to continue this successful program supporting children in the South Sydney region.
If you are interested in finding out more, please visit the Weave website or contact Adele Taylor on email@example.com.