Lit­tle Ath­let­ics loaded

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

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

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