For­mer Ori­gin greats do­nate to Brah­mans

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RUGBY LEAGUE: Queens­land’s for­mer State of Ori­gin greats have chipped in to sup­port the cy­clone-rav­aged Proser­pine Whit­sun­day Ju­nior Rugby League.

At their an­nual char­ity lunch last Tues­day at Sun­corp Sta­dium, FOGS do­nated $7500 to help the club re­cover fol­low­ing Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Deb­bie.

Af­ter open­ing their new club­house to cel­e­brate their 50th an­niver­sary last year, the Proser­pine ju­niors’ head­quar­ters were hit hard.

Whit­sun­day MP Ja­son Costi­gan used his for­mer ties to rugby league to get the ball rolling.

A to­tal of $15,000 was do­nated to ju­nior rugby league in the re­gion, with a fur­ther $7500 go­ing to the Bowen Seag­ulls.

Proser­pine Whit­sun­day Ju­nior Rugby League sec­re­tary Leanne Hoff­man said it was a sur­prise.

“We don’t know what we’re go­ing to do with it,” she said.

It was a dev­as­tat­ing cy­clone for the ju­niors, with a num­ber of mem­o­ra­bilia items de­stroyed.

“We’ve had a fair bit of water dam­age... we lost some re­ally valu­able mem­o­ra­bilia. There were some photos of Sam Faust that got wet. It’s hard to re­place some things.”

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HUGE HELP: For­mer State of Ori­gin and Bron­cos leg­end Gene Miles do­nates $7500 on be­half of FOGS to Whit­sun­day MP Ja­son Costi­gan for the Ju­nior Brah­mans.

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