Pick me, pick me, says the mu­seum

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FORBSEY needs your help.

The Rochester Sports Mu­seum is well on its way to having a new home — and Rochester Lions Club has ap­plied for a $102,480 grant through the com­mu­nity grants ini­tia­tive Pick My Project to see this new premise fit­ted-out.

But they need as many lo­cals to vote as pos­si­ble for the project to be suc­cess­ful.

To as­sist res­i­dents to lodge their vote, the Lions will be hold­ing a Pick My Project Vot­ing Ses­sion out­side the Rochester IGA on Thurs­day (Septem­ber 13) from 9am-4pm.

Res­i­dents who would like as­sis­tance to lodge their vote are en­cour­aged to stop by.

The process is sim­ple and will only take two min­utes. If you own a mo­bile phone please bring this with you.

The mu­seum, which fea­tures an im­pres­sive sport­ing col­lec­tion from John Forbes (pic­tured be­low), who spent 24 years as Aus­tralian spon­sor­ship man­ager for sports goods com­pany Puma, will be housed in the Rochester Rail­way Sta­tion.

The fund­ing will go to­wards man­nequins, videos and other fea­tures to make sure one of Aus­tralia’s finest sport­ing mem­o­ra­bilia col­lec­tions is well­p­re­sented.

Through his work Mr Forbes met count­less sport­ing iden­ti­ties, with these as­so­ci­a­tions re­sult­ing in his mas­sive col­lec­tion in­clud­ing in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal sports mem­o­ra­bilia.

‘‘We want this mu­seum to at­tract peo­ple of all ages,’’ Mr Forbes said.

‘‘It’s very im­por­tant we get fam­i­lies to come.

‘‘A mu­seum like this shows chil­dren what oth­ers have achieved and what they them­selves can achieve, it doesn’t mat­ter where you’re from.

‘‘This is what sport is all about — in­spir­ing peo­ple and bring­ing them closer to­gether.’’

Vot­ing closes on Mon­day.

To vote, visit pick­mypro­ject.vic.gov.au

If you need as­sis­tance to lodge your vote and are un­able to at­tend the com­mu­nity ses­sion please con­tact San­dra Watkins on 0418 506 228.

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