Big Freeze raises $53,000 for cause

Albany Extra - - News - Shan­non Smith

The Lake Grace Pin­grup Foot­ball Club and the Box­wood Hill Foot­ball Club joined forces at the week­end to raise $53,000 for Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease re­search.

In the sec­ond yearly Big Freeze, play­ers and lo­cals dressed in cos­tumes and slid into a pool of freez­ing wa­ter.

Both com­mu­ni­ties have seen the harsh re­al­ity of the dis­ease and Lake Grace’s Alan Mar­shall paid trib­ute to good friend and lo­cal Steve King, who re­cently died from the dis­ease, be­fore tak­ing the fi­nal plunge.

The Big Freeze was fol­lowed by a raf­fle and an auc­tion of do­na­tions.

Hun­dreds watched as ri­val teams bid against each other in the auc­tion for the right to the name of the Bombers.

To­gether with last year’s to­tal, the two com­mu­ni­ties have raised more than $90,000 for the cause.

Play­ers and lo­cals had fun dress­ing in cos­tumes and slid­ing into a pool of freez­ing wa­ter.

Play­ers and lo­cals took the plunge.

Rita Mar­shall, Lee Duck­worth, Let­tie Leo, Judy Fleay and Hellen Hunt.

Luke Bairstow and Michael Swar­brick.

Me­lanie, Teresa and Emma Nais­bitt.

Les and Joan Fisher.

Adam and Steve Hunt.

Mitchell Bell and Jordy Medlen.

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