Hedland businesses kick goals for foundation
A South Hedland charity football match has raised about $10,000 for the Luke Adams Foundation and sent an anti- violence message to the community.
The game, held on the eve of the AFL grand final (September 30), saw a team of employees from construction company FAST JV (Fluor SKM Iron Ore Joint Venture) compete against a team from project management company Goodline.
Goodline Supervisor and event organiser Bryan Sackley said the game was the second held by the businesses in support of a charity and the Luke Adams Foundation was chosen as benefactor because of the powerful community message it sends.
“Goodline have embraced and promote the “One Hit” policy at work, which is a no tolerance policy in relation to violence,” Mr Sackley said.
“The Luke Adams Foundation’s message of ‘Respect and Responsibility’ is in line with this and we wanted to do what we can to encourage all members of our community to take a stand against violence and support the work the Foundation is doing.”
About 250 people attended the match, which raised about $10,000 through the sale of auction items, raffle tickets or making a donation. The game was won by the FAST JV Galahs who proved too good for the Goodline Cockatoos.
Mr Sackley and event co-organiser Sheldon Hodder, from FAST JV, thanked all players and supporters attending the match and local businesses that contributed auction items, donated funds or contributed their time to make it possible.
“Without the community support the match wouldn’t have been such a success. Let’s hope we can continue the anti violence message in the community and encourage others to support the Foundation and take their own stand against violence,” he said.
Luke Adams Foundation Chairman Andrew Sarich thanked the players and supporters involved with the match and said it was great to see the Foundation’s anti-violence campaign spread throughout the State.