Charity event a real winner
MT PERRY Race Club’s charity event forWide Bay emergency rescue services was the first in its more than 140-year history.
Race club president Gary Jensen accepted the Sports Administrator award for the June 2014 event, which raised $7000 for RACQ Care Flight and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
With more than 700 racegoers in attendance, Mr Jensen paid tribute to the race club’s volunteers.
“We’re very proud to receive this award as we run such a successful event for such a small community,” Mr Jensen said.
“It’s a very satisfying award for the work put in.”
With no horse trainers in the area, race day remains a premier event for the town and its promotion.
Media articles about the day were printed in On the Road magazine, Bush Beat, Queensland Country Life, the Racing Queensland magazine and APN newspapers, Councillor John Bowen said before presenting the award to Mr Jensen.
WINNER: Mt Perry Race Club president Gary Jensen accepts the 2015 Sports Administrator Award.
FUNDRAISER: Mt Perry Race Club raised funds for emergency rescue services.