Dinner fundraising effort shows true sportsmanship
THE Ball or Nothing Sportsman’s Dinner showed the community spirit that the Whitsundays is known for as about 70 people gathered together to put their money towards Logan’s Adventure Playground.
A highlight of the dinner was special guest Mark Geyer, who took time to hang out with everyone at the bar after his emotional speech.
After all costs, the night raised more than $4000.
Organiser Michelle Tatterson said although it was a long haul to promote the event, the community came together in the end.
“(I) would like to thank everyone who was involved some way or another making the night such a success. We had a fantastic and mixed crowd of people, and Mark Geyer really worked the crowd,” she said.
Logan’s Adventure Playground is still hosting its AmateurChef series, a home fundraiser where people host their own dinners with a theme and go in the draw to dinner at Tides Restaurant.
All funds go towards the second exciting addition to the playground. A Saturn Carousel and a fort will hopefully be built during winter.
HAVING A BALL: Logan's Adventure Playground committee members Kylie Allen, Kellie Chart, league legend Mark Geyer, Michelle Tatterson and Caz Hanks at the Ball or Nothing Sportsman's Dinner on Saturday night. Photo: Matthew Newton