Little Athletics loaded
SETTING and packing up Little Athletics has become easier and more time efficient, after the group purchased a new quad bike with grant money.
Mossman branch of Little Athletics received $9500 from the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, which has given community organisations across Queensland a total of $10 million.
Group manager Christine Callander said they approached Kubota who did them a ‘‘wonderful deal’’ and discounted their demo model quadbike.
‘‘We will be using it to pull high jump mats out of the shed and hurdles, and we are buying a little trolley trailer to move the shot puts and javelin,’’ she said.
‘‘The mats are 130kg and the hurdles are very heavy, so it is fantastic and makes it easier to set up in the afternoons, so much quicker.
‘‘It is beneficial to Little Athletics but also the school who gets to use it to pull the same equipment out.’’
This is the third time Little Athletics has received a grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
‘‘Huge thank you to Community Benefit for continuing to support us and Kubota for doing a great deal to support a community group,’’ Ms Callander said.
Little Athletics are holding their break up next Sunday.
The next round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund closes at the end of November. For more information go to www.olgr.qld.gov.au/ grants