Kicking in some funds for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation
FOOTBALL: This weekend a special cause comes to the Granite Belt as Stanthorpe United participates in Score for Daniel.
For every goal United scores on Saturday, it will donate $10 to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.
The day has been promoted by Football Queensland and is aimed at raising child safety awareness and teaching people to “recognise, react and report” in unsafe situations.
Club president Brian Westerhout said the club did not hesitate to jump on board.
“We thought it was a great cause. We thought we’d all get behind it,” he said.
“Anyone can make donations on the day, we’ll accept them and put them through with our donation.”
The fillies, junior and senior colts, ladies and men’s matches at the International Club on Saturday will all count towards the fundraising.
“I think anybody who has got kids or grandkids or whatever else should get behind it because it goes to a great cause. This foundation has saved lives and we appreciate that and we’re backing it,” Westerhout said.
Club secretary Julie-ann Spiller said it was about teaching the community to be aware.
“More often than not, the people that are perpetrators are the people that are close to you,” she said.
“By getting into the sporting clubs and stuff like that it just lets everyone in the wider community know to always be aware because you don’t always know who or what’s around you.”
Stanthorpe United will take on Inter at the International Club on Sunday from 9am.