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'Be a Good Sport' Charity Drive for Pre-loved Sports Equipment Donations

Source: Central Coast Council
Posted: 27 Aug 2019
Central Coast Council is encouraging the community to be a good sport by donating pre-loved sporting equipment in the lead up to this year's SportsFest - with not-for-profit organisation Fair Game Australia appointed to manage the distribution of all donations back into our local community where they are needed most.

Mayor Jane Smith said the donation drive would help our community overcome some of the barriers to participation in sport and recreation. 

"Living a healthy and active life is important to all of us, but for some families there are limited finances available to invest in suitable equipment, clothing and accessories," Mayor Smith said. 

"Council is proud to partner with Fair Game Australia to ensure under-serviced local communities have the equipment to participate in sport and lead active lifestyles.   

"We are committed to providing opportunities to improve the physical and social wellbeing of our community and this charity drive, alongside our annual SportsFest event is a wonderful example of how we can work together to achieve this. 

"I encourage you to collect and donate pre-loved, good condition or nearly-new sports equipment for this important cause." 

Fair Game Australia aims to create an equitable, healthier and sustainable Australia by distributing the recycled sports equipment for use in disadvantaged communities. 

Nathan Stone, NSW Chair of Fair Game said that through the provision of recycled sports equipment they can run fitness and health education programs that reduce the risk of lifestyle related disease, build social cohesion and improve mental well-being.

"Fair Game is excited to partner with SportsFest to donate as much recycled sports equipment as possible to charities working in under-serviced communities across the Central Coast and surrounds. If you would like to benefit from this equipment or one of our programs, please reach out via our website." 

'Be a Good Sport' donation drop-off points will be available at the following locations from 26 August - 19 September:

  • Central Coast Council administration buildings (Gosford and Wyong) 
  • Peninsula Leisure Centre, Woy Woy 
  • Gosford Olympic Swimming Pool 
  • Toukley Aquatic Centre 
  • Lake Haven Recreation Centre  
  • Niagara Park Stadium 

SportsFest is a free, all ages, all-inclusive event being held 21-22 September, from 9am-5pm, at Bateau Bay's EDSACC sporting precinct on the Central Coast Highway.? 

SportsFest's proud partnerships include NSW Office of Sport, Sport NSW, Central Coast Academy of Sport, Fair Game Australia and official media sponsor, Star 104.5 FM. 


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