The Gidget Foundation and FOX LEAGUE joined forces last Wednesday to host a star-studded NRL Finals Lunch fundraiser. Kindly hosted by Gidget Foundation Board Member and CEO of FOX SPORTS, Patrick Delany, the Lunch – a League first for the Foundation – was a huge success and raised over $16,000. Our Chairman Dr Vijay Roach gave a moving speech and the girls from FOX SPORTS ‘League Life’ – Yvonne Sampson, Lara Pitt, Jess Yates and Hannah Hollis were on hand for a heartfelt panel discussion with Cronulla Sharks 2016 Premiership Winner, Mick Ennis. To top it off, Matthew Johns was joined by Kevin Walters, Mal Meninga, Bryan Fletcher, Nathan Hindmarsh, Braith Anasta, Brett Finch, Mick Ennis, James Rochford and Justin Hodges for a live discussion about the 2017 NRL Finals series along with some hilarious antics from ‘The Professor’ team. Our MC for the day, former Olympian, Matt Shirvington, did a stellar job too!
We’d like to make a special mention of Jess Patterson from FOX SPORTS who, together with Gidget Committee Member, Simone Short, did the most incredible job of making this the first of many League events to come for the Gidget Foundation. To view more images of the day, click here.