Ath­letes get a boost

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

There’s a bunch of kids train­ing hard for the Spe­cial Olympics World Sum­mer Games be­ing held in Los An­ge­les next year and the Auck­land City Har­bour News is go­ing to help get them there.

Our fundrais­ing arm, the Mad Butcher and Sub­ur­ban News­pa­pers Com­mu­nity Trust, has teamed up with some big names of rugby league to hold an ex­tra spe­cial lun­cheon at the Eller­slie Con­ven­tion Cen­tre on June 20.

Pro­ceeds will go to Spe­cial Olympics New Zealand clubs across the Auck­land re­gion to sup­port the young ath­letes who will rep­re­sent their coun­try in 2015.

The lunch will cel­e­brate the ca­reers of three lo­cal lads who went on to be­come stars of the game at an in­ter­na­tional level.

Brothers Kurt and Dane Soren­son both started their ca­reers with the Mt Welling­ton War­riors be­fore putting on Kiwi jer­seys and the leg­endary Gary ‘‘Whiz’’ Free­man was a North­cote Tiger be­fore his big leap to star­dom.

All three are fly­ing in from Aus­tralia and look for­ward to shar­ing sto­ries with the au­di­ence where ap­pear­ances will also be made by cur­rent Kiwi cap­tain Si­mon Man­ner­ing and coach Stephen Kear­ney.

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