Footy and netball charity challenge
MEMBERS of the Dinner Plain community and Mt Hotham Resort Management Board and Mt Hotham Skiing Company will take part in the annual MND Mountain Challenge charity football and netball matches next Friday.
Run by the Dinner Plain Residents Business Operators Society (DPROS) the event is now in its fifth year and pits the Dinner Plain Mt Hotham Demons against the Omeo Benambra Rangers in a football and netball match in sup- port of two great causes.
Playing for the Canning Cup in football and the Tahnee Orchard Cup in netball, the communities come together to provide an entertaining evening of sport all whilst raising much needed funds for the Omeo Hospital and Motor Neuron research.
Former AFL legends will once again join in on the event and coach the football and netball teams.
Past Melbourne Football Club players Rodney Grinter and Guy Rigoni will take charge of the Dinner Plain Mt Hotham team while Collingwood and Richmond great David Cloke and past Bulldogs, Melbourne and St Kilda player Stephen Powell will lead Omeo Benambra.
The great Ron Barassi will also be in attendance, tossing the coin at the start of the match while also guest speaking at the Business of Sport Luncheon along with Beverly Brock earlier in the day.
DPROS chairman Peter McKenna hopes another big crowd will turn out and help support the event once again.
“It’s four quarters of comedy, they’re not too competitive against each other but it’s good fun,” he said.
“It’s an enjoyable night and it all goes to a great cause which is fantastic.”
Omeo Benambra won last year’s match to level the head to head record at 2-2.
The match will be played at the Omeo Football Ground on Friday, August 7, starting at 7pm, while the netball match will be played during the halftime break.
A gold coin entry donation to the ground would be appreciated.