Thirty foster carers and their children from the community-based not-for-profit service Althea Projects will have a special place at the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys' game against the Roosters tonight.
With the support of 4TO FM, the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys' Field of Dreams initiative will provide the foster carers and children with the opportunity for a night out together and the chance to support their favourite team.
“Through our shared family care program, Althea Projects recruits, trains and supports foster carers in the Townsville, Burdekin and Charters Towers regions,” Mandy Thompson, CEO of Althea Projects said.
“Fostering can be a challenging yet rewarding way to contribute to the community and our program is there to assist foster carers to navigate the challenges and provide the utmost care that traumatised children need.
“Cowboys Field of Dreams is a fantastic initiative and the generosity of 4TO FM in providing game tickets means that these kids and their carers can relax and spend some extra social time together.”
Since it started, 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.
“Each game day, one of our Field of Dreams partners donates 30 home game tickets to a local charity in recognition of their valuable contributions to our local community," Cowboys general manager - community Fiona Pelling said.
"4TO FM’s generous support for the program means that everyone attending the game will get to learn about Althea Projects and their fantastic work in helping young people.”
Established in 1974 and formerly known as Wee Care Family Incorporated, Althea Projects also provides 24 hour, 7 days a week emergency accommodation for children up to and including 11 years of age, as well as support for families in financial stress.
For more information, contact Althea Projects on 4779 3332 or visit http://altheaprojects.org.au.