Tuesday, October 24, 2017
SPORT---ConnectGV-Tri-state-games

Help to send locals to Tri State Games

David Lee July 21, 2016
BUDDING LOCAL ATHLETES… From left, ConnectGV clients, Maxine, Ben, team coach, Darryl, ConnectGV clients, Robert, Ben, Emma, Sam are hoping the community can help them get to the Tri State Games. Photo: Supplied.

BUDDING LOCAL ATHLETES… From left, ConnectGV clients, Maxine, Ben, team coach, Darryl, ConnectGV clients, Robert, Ben, Emma, Sam are hoping the community can help them get to the Tri State Games. Photo: Supplied.

SIX ConnectGV athletes are in training to attend the Tri State Games in November this year, but the locals need a helping hand to help fund the trip to realise their dreams.

The Tri State Games is a week long sporting event attracting approximately 300 athletes from disability organisations from Victoria and interstate and focuses on promoting active participation, friendly competition and positive social interaction for adults with a disability.

ConnectGV staff member and team coach, Darryl Markey said, “This annual event is looked forward to by ConnectGV clients however given the high cost to take a team of athletes and two support staff away for a week, it is not always possible to attend.

“ConnectGV has therefore embarked on a fundraising campaign to raise $5,000 to get our athletes there.

“The funds raised will cover the cost of sending the team, the ‘Shepparton Stars,’ to the games that are being held in Horsham. Costs include accommodation, travel, staff, meals and will also enable the athletes to compete in team uniform.

“There are a number of ways in which the community can assist. We welcome the donation of fuel gift cards, Woolworths or Coles gift cards or anyone wanting to assist can provide a tax deductible donation to ConnectGV. Every small contribution will make a big difference.”

ConnectGV also has a number of items available for sale that have either been made by clients or donated with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the fund to send the Shepparton Stars team to the games.

For more information and to assist the Shepparton Stars to get to the Tri State Games, contact Darryl Markey or Treena Best at ConnectGV on 5821 2466.