As we celebrate the contribution of our emergency services in our Round 6 match against the Bulldogs, we’re also sharing the love between North Queensland charities, thanks to the Field of Dreams program and sponsors Southern Cross Austereo, and North Queensland Bulk Ports.
For Saturday’s game day, special individuals who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to attend a Cowboys game will have the chance to watch their heroes live in action at 1300SMILES Stadium.
Southern Cross Austereo – The Cure Starts Now
Thanks to the support of Cowboys official broadcast partner, Southern Cross Austereo, local children from varying stages along their cancer journey will attend Saturday’s home game through a donation to ‘The Cure Starts Now’.
Australian chapter director Ren Pedersen said there were plenty of excited faces following the news of their ticket prize!
“There will be around seven families attend the game … some have kids in remission, a few still in the fight, with one family still grieving,” Mr Pedersen said.
“The highlight is giving families a chance to unwind in an atmosphere of goodwill, no strings attached.”
Ren couldn’t thank Southern Cross Austereo enough for their support, particularly ahead of one of their biggest annual fundraisers, the ‘Convoy for a Cure’.
“SCA realise the importance of holistically curing children`s cancer [and] on May 20th, we will be shutting down this city and challenging North Queensland to realise the importance of holistically eradicating paediatric cancer,” he said.
North Queensland Bulk Ports – Mackay competition winners, and Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service
Thanks to North Queensland Bulk Ports, tickets to Saturday’s game were shared between a local Mackay family and staff/volunteers from TAIHS.
Acting CEO Rochelle Macdonald said they were proud of the partnership that puts community at its centre.
"Opportunities like this, where NQBP can donate Field of Dreams tickets to deserving recipients, demonstrates our organisations' shared values of community engagement with Indigenous communities, leadership, innovation and integrity."
"We’re excited to welcome the Gardner family who won four tickets by attending the recent junior rugby league session at the Mackay Bulk Ports Blitz held earlier this month!" she said.
Additional tickets will also be shared with the Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service, who will be bringing a team of volunteers along to Saturday’s game day.
Each game day, Field of Dreams community partners donate home games tickets to their preferred charity/organisation in recognition of their valuable contribution to our local community.
For more information, visit cowboys.com.au/field-of-dreams.