Lions’ ice bucket chal­lenge

Alpine Observer - - Front Page - By JUSTIN JENVEY

WHOROULY Foot­ball Net­ball Club raised more the $1500 on Satur­day to help fight Mo­torer Neu­ron Dis­ease.

A week af­ter AFL great Neale Dani­her’s fourth Big Freeze took place at the Mel­bourne Cricket Ground, the Lions had their own ice bucket chal­lenge dur­ing the week­end’s home game against Tar­rawingee.

Club pres­i­dent Ed­die Coste­naro, Whorouly foot­baller and Alpine Lions coach Phil Hill and Alpine Lions player Amanda Chrys­tal had a bucket of ice tipped on their head at half­time of the se­nior foot­ball match.

Raf­fle tick­ets were sold on the day along with Big Freeze bean­ies and do­na­tions col­lected, to raise a to­tal of $1714 for MND re­search.

Prizes were kindly do­nated by The Myrtle­ford Ho­tel, Happy Val­ley Ho­tel, Tar­rawingee Pub, La Cantina Wines and Brother Brothers.

Fol­low­ing on from their pink cancer fundraiser ear­lier in the season, Whorouly net­baller Jade Reid said the club was again happy to sup­port a cause close to some of those at the club.

“We re­ally just want to raise some aware­ness and sup­port the peo­ple that have sup­ported our club,” she said.

“One of our foot­baller’s dads suf­fered from MND so that’s the rea­son we chose to sup­port this cause.

“We want to thank the play­ers and sup­port­ers from both clubs for their do­na­tions on Satur­day as well as those busi­nesses who do­nated prizes.”

Ms Reid said the club was plan­ning to raise aware­ness and funds for Parkin­son’s dis­ease next year.

PHOTO: Justin Jenvey

UP TO THE TASK: Amanda Chrys­tal, Ed­die Coste­naro and Phil Hill took part in Whorouly Foot­ball Net­ball Club’s ice bucket chal­lenge for MND.

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