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Each home game, a Field of Dreams partner donates tickets to recognise the contribution of a community organisation to North Queensland, with over 400 special guests a year who would not ordinarily having the opportunity to attend a Cowboys game watching their heroes live in action.

Saturday night’s North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game against the Warriors will play host to 30 special young individuals from Townsville’s Inspire Clubhouse, thanks to Townsville City Council.

Field of Dreams program partner Townsville City Council have donated 30 tickets to the Inspire Clubhouse which provides their members with a safe place to connect with others and form friendships as a way to improve their mental health.

Inspire Clubhouse Townsville supports individuals aged 18-65 years in their recovery from mental illness through psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation.

The Clubhouse provides a structured outreach program in a non-clinical environment where people are encouraged to take a leading role in their recovery, and in setting and realising their goals.

Inspire Clubhouse/Selectability rehabilitation and NDIS transition officer Karl Brasted said generous donation has great synergy to the organisation’s objective of creating a world where people with mental illness can experience respect, hope and opportunities within the community.

“With a night out, it gives the members that suffer from a number of mental illnesses – such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem – an opportunity to feel included with no stigma attached,” Mr Brasted said.

“Some staff members will attend to help support members to feel safe and promote a sense of normalcy in daily life.”

The Field of Dreams program is one of a number of community benefits included in the partnership between Townsville City Council and the North Queensland Cowboys, giving the local government body the special opportunity to reward hard working volunteers and community members.

Townsville City Council sport and recreation coordinator Laura Vidmar said the Council works closely with community organisations to assist in supporting the valuable services that are on offer to the Townsville community.

"Council appreciates the opportunity to give back directly to our community groups who provide valuable services that benefit members in our community who need a little helping hand," Ms Vidmar said.

"The partnership with the Cowboys is very much based on using sport as a means of engaging the local community to deliver positive social outcomes."

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