‘Boys’ deliver on a shared social ambition
Supporting young people and businesses
has 21 members who meet weekly and welcome a guest speaker once a month.
“A couple of weeks ago we had an incredible night with Keith Nightingale and we named him a legend of the group,” Bill Dawson said.
“Last week we had a young bloke who is walking across Australia from the southern tip of Tasmania to the top of Cape York.”
But the group’s main ambition is to support the young people of Bright and initially decided to do that by sponsoring Bright’s under 15 netballers in their inaugural Ovens and King campaign.
After all home games a Lazy Boys trophy together with a cash award was given to one player.
“The award didn’t always go to the best player but someone that tried hard, supported their teammates or showed dedication on and off the court,” Mr Dawson said.
“We put on a mid-season pizza night for the girls and an end of season barbeque to celebrate the success of making the grand final in their first season.
“It was fantastic to see the bond the girls created of the season and that’s something that we want to see them keep as they move on up through the ranks.”
They now plan on sponsoring the Bright Wanderers’ under 14 cricket team this season and before the year is out will present their second ‘Professional approach to business’ award.
“Every six months we plan to recognise a business that shows a professional approach to the people of Bright and tourism,” Mr Dawson said.
“We’ve got a plaque we present to the business – the first winner was Tomahawks.
“We just want to show a bit of appreciation towards local people.” COMMUNITY CONNECTION: Tony Unsworth (back from left), Tony Donellan, Mark Buckley, Len Tyers and Des Saunders with (front from left) Rob Bushby Pat Walsh, Bill Andrews, Brendan Cudmore and Bill Dawson – some of the members of Bright’s ‘Lazy Boys’.