Greyhound Racing Victoria Deputy Chair Peita Duncan today presented Ronald McDonald House with a cheque for $12,329 as part of GRV’s Chase for Charity partnership with Crocmedia’s Off the Bench program on SEN.
Chase for Charity is a greyhound wagering competition between Croc Media’s Craig Hutchinson, Liam Pickering and John ‘Dr Turf’ Rothfield on their Saturday morning syndicated radio programme ‘Off the Bench’.
Each week the trio has laid bets on Greyhounds around the state; each for their own nominated charity.
“It’s my pleasure to present the cheque for $12,329 to Ronald McDonald House, providing accommodation to families with seriously ill children,” Ms Duncan said.
“This was Hutchy’s chosen charity.”
Last week, GRV presented a cheque for $13,030 to the Victorian Men’s Shed Association; a platform for men to put their skills into the community and find fellowship and support – the chosen charity of former North Melbourne and Geelong footballer Liam Pickering.
“Next week we look forward to making the final presentation for 2018 to Dogs for Kids with Disabilities and announcing the grand total raised by Hutchy, Turfy and Pickers,” Ms Duncan said.
“I want to thank the Off the Bench crew for working with GRV on this initiative and congratulate the three organisations on the money that Hutchy, Turfy and Pickers have raised through their punting skills.
“GRV and our clubs have developed partnerships with many organisations in the community and the three involved in the Chase for Charity – Off The Bench program have become very special to us.”
Ms Duncan said that through Chase for Charity GRV had met many dedicated people who worked hard to support people in their local communities and in their chosen charities.
“And that is what GRV and our 13 clubs, from Sale through to Horsham, Warrnambool to Shepparton, and all in between, are very much about.”