A generous donation for local tennis club

A DONATION WITH A DIFFERENCE… From left, ANZ Business Banking regional executive – Central North Victoria, Nathan Carkeek, Shepparton Lawn Tennis Club treasurer, Mick Bastain and ANZ Commercial Banking relationship manager, Jessica Daniel. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

As a long-term supporter of tennis in Australia, Shepparton’s ANZ bank was pleased to be able to give the Shepparton Lawn Tennis Club a cheque of $13,650 on Monday, September 2.

Through the ANZ’s Community Spotter Program, a customer was able to have a percentage of his business loan given to the Shepparton Lawn Tennis Club, who he supports as a committed member. The Community Spotter Program allows local community clubs and groups to register, and then a customer applying for a business loan can nominate that club and then a percentage of their loan goes into the club.

The Shepparton Lawn Tennis Club treasurer, Mick Bastian said, “We’re so grateful for this donation. We’ve recently spent a lot of money fixing up the fencing and resurfacing the hard courts, so this money will be a huge help.”

ANZ also provides grants of $10,000 to 20 tennis clubs or venues around the country through the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots community grants program.

To find out more about the ANZ’s Community Spotter Program, call Jessica Daniel on 5895 4906.