Sport­ing cash build­ing

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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.’’

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