Unfortunately the Rebels went down by 40-points in cold difficult conditions however they still maintain first position on the TAC Cup Ladder.
The Rebel community still showed up in numbers and assisted in the fundraising efforts for the day. Overall the Rebels managed to raise $3,000 which is a phenomenal effort almost doubling last years total.
Rebels Talant Manager Phil Partington was really happy with how the day went. “It was extremely satisfying seeing the community rally together and get behind such an incredible charity in such poor weather also.” Phil said.
A highlight for the day was giving a young child the opportunity to have a special ‘one day contract’ with the Rebels. Young Seth Sleep travelled up to be part of the team after a rough run with leukaemia and a long run in hospital. Injured player Jacob Wheelahan buddied up with Seth and took him behind the scenes from sitting in the coach’s box to in the team meetings during the day.
The Rebels would like to thank everyone who supported the important day on Sunday and those who dug deep. It really goes to show how the community can come together and make difference. The sick children and their families at Ronald McDonald House are extremely thankful for the kind donation.
Phil Partington and Captain Darcy Tucker will present Ronald McDonald House with the donation later this week.