Re­tired Ea­gle to fly in for big fundraiser

Albany Advertiser - - NEWS - Tim Ed­munds

The ma­jor fundraiser for Al­bany Com­mu­nity Hospice is set to be boosted by the pres­ence of re­cently re­tired West Coast Ea­gles great Matt Prid­dis.

The an­nual fundraising event, which in­cluded a golf day and a din­ner and auc­tion, has been re­vamped this year to a cock­tail­style event to be hosted by the White Star Hotel on Novem­ber 19.

Prid­dis will be joined by West Coast le­gend and AFL Hall of Fame mem­ber Glen Jakovich, who re­turns for his sev­enth time.

Se­cur­ing the 2014 Brown­low medal­list fresh from fin­ish­ing his 240-game AFL ca­reer is an­other ma­jor coup for the event.

Prid­dis, 32, an­nounced his shock re­tire­ment in July and played his fi­nal match in the Ea­gles’ semi­fi­nal loss to Greater Western Sydney.

The event in­cludes canapes, live en­ter­tain­ment and an auc­tion, while Jakovich and Prid­dis will en­ter­tain the crowd with sto­ries from their dec­o­rated ca­reers.

Jakovich joined in 2012 to help boost the pro­file of the event.

The hospice fundraiser pre­vi­ously in­cluded Ea­gles has pre­mier­ship he­roes Dean Cox and An­drew Em­b­ley and cur­rent Fre­man­tle Dock­ers stars Hay­den Bal­lan­tyne and Aaron Sandi­lands.

Tick­ets are now avail­able at $60 a per­son from the venue.

Pic­ture: Ross Swan­bor­ough

Re­tired West Coast star Matt Prid­dis will co-host the Al­bany Com­mu­nity Hospice an­nual fundraising event at the White Star Hotel in Novem­ber.

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