A special group of North Queensland Toyota Cowboys friends enjoyed a night out at 1300SMILES Stadium for the home game against the Melbourne Storm on Saturday night.
Thanks to Cowboys Leagues Club and the Field of Dreams program, 30 support workers and customers of Cootharinga had a great time cheering on their team and spending some extra social time together.
“Cootharinga is celebrating its 65th year of supporting people living with disability in North Queensland and we're proud to give back to this fantastic organisation that gives so much to our community,” Cowboys general manager - community Fiona Pelling said.
"Thank you to the Cowboys Leagues Club for their generous support in providing tickets and enabling this fantastic experience."
"Building a better world with people of all abilities" ... Cootharinga is the largest North Queensland-based charity and quality service provider, supporting over 900 people living in North Queensland with disabilities and providing supported accommodation services in Townsville, Cairns and Mackay.
Cootharinga’s 65-year anniversary, combined with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), has solidified the organisation’s passion for ensuring that every person with a disability should have access to supports to assist them to live a quality life of their own choice.
“The bottom line is that we will tailor our supports to suit the person,” Peter Mewett, CEO of Cootharinga said.
“Cootharinga understands that we are now in a customer-directed environment and we want our customers to tell us what they need.
"We are passionate about placing the highest priority on providing the best support solutions possible to empower our customers to live the life they want.”
COOTHARINGA NORTH QUEENSLAND:
1800 COOTHARINGA (1800 266 842) / cootharinga.org.au
About Field of Dreams
Each game day, a Field of Dreams partner donates 30 home game tickets to a charity in recognition of their valuable contribution to our local community.
Since it began, the Field of Dreams program has given over 2,500 individuals the opportunity to attend a Cowboys game to watch their heroes live in action at 1300SMILES Stadium.