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Hotham supports Mountain Challenge to raise awareness for Motor Neurones Disease

Hotham supports Mountain Challenge to raise awareness for Motor Neurones Disease

A successful day in Omeo saw the MND Mountain Challenge raise awareness and funds for motor neurones disease.

AFL legends David Neitz, David Cloke, Stephen Powell, Ted Carroll and Justin Koschitzke took the stage at the ‘Business of Sport’ Luncheon and gave speeches with Channels 7 Network’s reporter, Nick McCallum, leading as MC for the day.

Memorabilia, ski passes, AFL membership, power tools and local products were auctioned off at the event with almost $3,000 raised in support of MND.

A three-course meal was served and David Neitz' beer ‘Social Beast’ by Brewmanity was served throughout the day which supports motor neurones disease by donating 10% of every Pale Ale 141 sold to Cure MND Foundation.

Dinner Plain/Hotham Demon football players were presented with their footy guernseys at Blizzard Brewery in Dinner Plain, before making their way down to Omeo Football Ground for the 7pm football and netball start.

The Football players competed against Omeo Benambra Rangers for the Peter Canning Cup and the Dinner Plain/Hoth netballers fired up to compete against Omeo for the Tahnee Orchard Trophy.

Both trophies were named after local community members who were diagnosed with the degenerative disease and who are respected widely in the community for their strength and braveness living with MND.

Last night saw Dinner Plain/Hotham football team and netball team lose to their opponents, but this didn’t let them down, with over 300 people turning up to support the games and helping raise funds for the cause!

See you all next year, at the MND Mountain Challenge in Omeo on the last Friday of July!

 

 

 

29 July 2017