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