Sporting cash building
Tokoroa High School Trust’s inaugural fundraising trivial pursuit and sporting memorabilia auction has raised $3,500.
The money raised from Saturday night’s event will go to help future proof education in Tokoroa.
The Trust has a goal of establishing a $1 million capital fund in which only the interest can ever be used to provide academic, sporting and cultural financial assistance. They so far reached the $200,000 mark. Imagine a Tokoroa where our best and brightest are able to receive expert academic tuition and extension opportunities, train with and by the best in their sporting fields, travel the world and bring back with them their cultural experiences,’’ Trustee Dean Tereu said.
‘‘There are enough successful, passionate, philanthropic people who identify so strongly with Tokoroa, that we can make this happen.
‘‘The benefits to our community would be enormous.
‘‘Our kids deserve the best and we can do our part to make this dream a reality.’’
Tereu said the highlight of the evening was the auctioning off of an All Black Sevens top singed by the whole Olympic team including Sonny Bill Williams and Tokoroa’s own Regan Ware. It sold for $1,050.
’’This town could become the educational hub of the region. What a Tokoroa that would be.’’