The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys' Field of Dreams initiative and Southern Cross Austereo (4TOFM and Hot FM) will be hosting a group of very special guests at tonight's game against the Knights.
Students from the Endeavour Foundation's Latch-On® program will be part of a group celebrating their achievements in the program while they cheer on their favourite team.
Developed by the University of Queensland, the Latch-On® program provides literacy, technology and life skills training for young adults with an intellectual disability and is only available through the Endeavour Foundation.
Each class is coordinated by a registered teacher with experience in literacy instruction and supported by purpose-trained tutors.
Students attend two days a week for a two-year program, with an optional third year available.
Accepting the match tickets on behalf the group, Endeavour Foundation business development manager Verena Coombe said the students were thrilled to be part of Field of Dreams this season.
“It’s great to be able celebrate the students' achievements at a Cowboys game. Everyone is super excited to get to the match and cheer the boys on,” she said.
Cowboys general manager – community Fiona Pelling welcomed the group on behalf of the club.
“Each home game, one of our Field of Dreams partners donates 30 tickets to a charity in recognition of their valuable contribution to our local community," she said.
"Southern Cross Austereo’s generous support means that everyone attending the game will get to learn about and celebrate the Endeavour Foundation’s Latch-On® program.”
The Cowboys Field of Dreams program has given over 2,500 special individuals in the community the opportunity to attend a Cowboys game to watch their heroes live in action at 1300SMILES Stadium.
For further assistance or information on the Latch-On® program, contact the Endeavour Foundation on 07 4729 6021.