Thirty participants in the Salvo’s Townsville Recovery Service and their supporters will have a special night out at the football on Saturday night courtesy of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys and Stockland.
They'll be seated in the Field of Dreams section as the Cowboys play for a record 10th straight NRL home victory and to seal a home final in season 2014.
“When the Cowboys and Stockland offered us the tickets to the game we grabbed the opportunity,” David Twivey, Major at the Recovery Service, explained.
“Recovering from addiction is a tough fight and these men and women have shown amazing strength of character in taking on their addictions and beating them.
“There is a good synergy in these guys being able to watch the Cowboys taking the fight up to their opponents on the field.”
“The Cowboys’ Field of Dreams is a fantastic initiative and the generosity of the Stockland in providing game tickets means that our clients can spend some fun time together as well as spread the word that having an alcohol, other drug or gambling addiction is not a life sentence.”
Since it started, the Cowboys Field of Dreams program has given more than 2,500 special individuals in the community the opportunity to attend a Cowboys game to watch their heroes live in action at 1300SMILES Stadium.
“Each game day, one of our Field of Dreams partners donates 30 home game tickets to a charity in recognition of their valuable contributions to our local community,” Fiona Pelling, Cowboys community relations manager said.
“Stockland’s generous support of the program means that everyone attending the game will get to learn about the fantastic role that the Salvo’s Townsville Recovery Service plays in our community.”
For more information on the Townsville Recovery Service, phone 47723607 or visit salvos.org.au/northqld