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Victoria’s greyhounds to race for the ANZAC Appeal

Victoria’s greyhound racing community will support the RSL’s 2016 ANZAC Appeal through the Red Dog Run in the week leading up to ANZAC Day.

This new campaign will see $250 donated to the RSL by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) every time a greyhound out of the red No.1 box wins any race staged during Tuesday 19 –25 April at Victorian race meetings.

All the No.1 boxes will carry the ANZAC Appeal logo along with red rugs for the dogs and vests for the dog handlers while RSL volunteers will sell ANZAC Appeal badges at race meetings. All RSL members will also receive free entry, a free drink and a free $5 bet at all 13 Victorian greyhound racing clubs across the state during the week.

Announcing the 2016 Red Dog Run, GRV Chair, Bernie Carolan said Australian’s servicemen and servicewomen had given much for the nation.

“Through this campaign, we can give something back with all funds raised going to help current and former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their families when they need support,” Mr Carolan said.

“With over 260 races held during the week, the Red Dog Run has the potential to raise tens of thousands of dollars for the ANZAC Appeal.”

“We are also encouraging all racing participants and everyone attending race meetings during the week to buy an ANZAC Appeal badge and wear with it with pride to show their support for our veteran community,”

“GRV and the clubs will also be generally promoting the Appeal and asking members of the greyhound racing community to volunteer to help collect funds in their regions.”

“GRV and the clubs are proud to partner with the RSL for the Red Dog Run where each time a greyhound in the red No.1 box wins, so do our veterans and those now serving with the ADF.”

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