One be­comes two-tu

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Footy Finals 2015 -

THE idea to walk from Fre­man­tle to West Leed­erville in a tutu started out as a ca­sual bet be­tween two footy fans root­ing for op­pos­ing teams.

As far back as Oc­to­ber last year, Danny Psaros was so con­fi­dent his team would se­cure a spot in the fi­nals that he ac­cepted a chal­lenge set down by friend and fel­low football fa­natic Alan Pav­isich.

The bet hinged on whether the West Coast Ea­gles would make the AFL fi­nals.

As ex­cite­ment built around the Ea­gles’ stel­lar sea­son, the bet took on a much more sig­nif­i­cant pur­pose, with both men rais­ing money for chil­dren’s can­cer char­ity Red­kite. It all cul­mi­nated last week, with more than $86,000 raised.

Mr Psaros joined Mr Pav­isich in tutu at­tire be­cause he was blown away by the sup­port the com­mu­nity had given.

“We ini­tially aimed for $20,000, but we quickly had to lift the bar. Then when we got to $60,000, I said to my team, ‘if we can rus­tle up another $25,000 from our trades and sup­pli­ers, I’ll wear the skirt as well’,” Mr Psaros said.

“We also man­aged to raise $800 on the day. Peo­ple were throw­ing money at us!”

Alan Pav­isich and Danny Psaros walk­ing from Fre­man­tle to West Leed­erville in tu­tus fol­low­ing their bet.

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