Shepparton Greyhound Racing Club hosted its third annual Blue Ribbon Cup on Monday in support of the Blue Ribbon Foundation, which perpetuates the memory of members of the Victoria Police who have died in the line of duty.
A strong crowd of over 500 people were in attendance – including members of the police force, Blue Ribbon committee members and GRV CEO Alan Clayton – with more than $3,000 raised for the cause.
Shepparton GRC Manager Carl McGrath said the club was proud to be involved with the Blue Ribbon Foundation.
“We are very proud to be able to help out and raise money for a great cause,” he said. “It’s great to continue the partnership and raise money for police in our local area,” Carl said.
Local Blue Ribbon Foundation Coordinator, Lee Van Taarling was delighted with the local community’s support of the event, which included a host of free children’s activities and giveaways.
“We have great community spirit here in the Goulburn Valley and this event just shows us once again how strong it is,” Van Taarling said.
GRV’s Northern Region Communication, Media, Events and Marketing Manager, Brad Williams said the event continues to grow every year thanks in part to the support of GRV and the State Government.
“Kids are all on school holidays at this time of year so it gives parents somewhere to take them to have fun and it’s all for a good cause,” Williams said.
The Tier 3 Byers Electrical Blue Ribbon Cup over 450m proved to be a great battle between Kraken Bo and Make Mine Money, with the latter coming home strong to salute.
Featured photo (above): Make Mine Money was swamped by members of the police force and Blue Ribbon Foundation committee members after taking out the 2019 Blue Ribbon Cup.