Eight regional Victorian community clubs have all added to their clubs fundraising efforts with a share in $10,000 from the Greyhound Clubs Victoria (GCV) TAB Melbourne Cup Community Sweep last Friday at Sandown Park.
This state-wide initiative involved all 11 regional Victorian greyhound clubs.
GRV, Sandown GRC and GCV came together to create the Community Clubs sweep for the TAB Melbourne Cup with $10,000 as a total prize pool.
A total of 64 regional community clubs appreciated the opportunity to be associated with these elite greyhounds, by being randomly allocated a greyhound in the Melbourne Cup heats, for the chance to boost their 2020 fundraising efforts.
Our state-wide finalists from Rosedale to Warrnambool have all been active on social media creating content that is fun and engaging. Club have thrown their full support behind their dogs, using the COVID restrictions to get creative when promoting their runner in the Cup. The community and sporting clubs in the sweep have enabled our regional greyhound racing clubs an opportunity to partner with their local community and strengthen the linkage to the world’s greatest greyhound race.
GCV Chairman Adrian Scott said: “What a wonderful success the community sweep has been with community clubs benefiting from the initiative with the distribution of $10,000 in prize money. It is sensational to see the spirit of regional clubs, as they are the heartbeat of many country towns and we will continue to support them in the future”
Mark Taylor from East Warrnambool Rotary Club, who drew the favourite and eventual runner-up Simon Told Helen said: “We were pleased to be selected for the Sweep as it strengthens our relationship with the Warrnambool GRC, who support us in many ways. Any fundraising in the current environment is always appreciated and the money will go straight back into our local community.”
The following Clubs will share in the $10,000 prize pool:
Anakie Football Netball Club
Bacchus Marsh Golf Club
Bendigo City Bulldogs Sports Club
Dennington Pony Club
East Warrnambool Rotary Club
Ellinbank & District Football League
Rosedale Kilmany Cricket Club
Stratford Football Netball Club