Frocks to re­place togs at Gala event

Pilbara News - - Sport - Court­ney Fowler

■ Swim­mers in Tom Price are swap­ping their togs for fancy dress at their up­com­ing Gala Horserac­ing Fundraiser Night next month.

At the gala, pa­trons will be treated to an el­e­gant se­lec­tion of cock­tail fin­ger food and drinks, while en­joy­ing a punt on eight real-life horse races screened at the Tom Price Com­mu­nity Hall.

On en­try, pun­ters will ex­change their ticket for $8000 of ‘funny money’ to bet on races through­out the evening.

Tom Price Am­a­teur Swim­ming Club vice pres­i­dent Tracey Walawski en­cour­aged the lo­cal com­mu­nity to frock up in their finest race wear to sup­port the lo­cal swim­ming club.

“Ladies can pay to en­ter the fash­ion pa­rade, there will be a prize for best dressed,” she said.

“All pro­ceeds at the event and from ticket sales will go to­wards the club’s on­go­ing ex­penses for lane hire.

“We are also hop­ing to bring some coaches from Perth to do some clin­ics with our swim­mers later in the year.”

Ms Walawski said the Club was hop­ing to bet­ter their pre­vi­ous year’s fundrais­ing to­tal of $9000.

“Ev­ery lit­tle bit of sup­port will help to­wards our prepa­ra­tion for the Gas­coyne com­pe­ti­tion in Ex­mouth, fol­lowed by the Pil­bara Cham­pi­onships in Carnar­von in Novem­ber,” she said. “Swim­mers have been in the wa­ter train­ing since the start of month, we took a squad of 14 to Kar­ratha six weeks ago which was a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for the kids.

“We wel­come any new swim­mers to join us down at the pool.”

The TPASC sea­son runs from Oc­to­ber 1 to April 30.

To pur­chase tick­ets for Gala Horserac­ing Night on Novem­ber 21, see the Tom Price Am­a­teur Swim­ming Club Face­book page. Tick­ets are $80 each or $750 for a ta­ble of 10. This is a strictly over-18 event.

For in­for­ma­tion about join­ing the club con­tact Tracey on 0488 966 693.

Pic­ture: TPASC

Swim­mers from Tom Price Am­a­teur Swim­ming Club train­ing at the Kar­ratha Leisure­plex pool.

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