Easter 2018 was a time for family, fun, reflection and footy for many North Queenslanders, including 30 special guests from the Leukaemia Foundation who enjoyed a night out with the Cowboys for the home game against the Panthers.
Thanks to Tropic Petroleum and the Cowboys Field of Dreams program, families and guests from the Leukaemia Foundation’s Townsville Village were part of the action at 1300SMILES Stadium, some of them attending their first live game.
Each game day, a Cowboys Field of Dreams partner donates home game tickets to their nominated charity or organisation in recognition of their valuable contribution to our local community.
Community Fundraising Officer – North Queensland, Ruth Guice said the charity was thrilled to be part of the program.
“The opportunity for a family to get out and do something ‘normal’ and fun for a night is fantastic therapy for patients and their families alike,” Ms Guice said.
“Several families from out of town attended with their children – to see the excitement on the kids' faces, as they were attending their first big footy game, was great to watch.”
The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.
“Tickets were offered to residents here at the Townsville Village, as well as local families affected by blood cancer,” Ms Guice said.
“We thank Tropic Petroleum for continuing to give our families that opportunity.”
Tropic Petroleum CEO Jamie Regan said giving back to the local community was a huge part of their business, and the Field of Dreams program allows them to make a difference to those who need it most.
“Having been associated with the Cowboys since the beginning, it’s clear that we believe in their community-first ethos, and are proud to support a program that allows those in need to experience the excitement of game day first-hand,” Mr Regan said.
To find out how you can support the Leukaemia Foundation, visit leukaemia.org.au.
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 have the opportunity to attend a Cowboys game watching their heroes live in action.