This Saturday football and netball game at Nhill at Davis Park will see six from Dimboola and four from Nhill dive into 1000 litre of ice cold water in support of sufferers of Motor Neuron Disease.
DFNC President Col Campbell, Senior Coach Al McKinnon and Hindmarsh Shire Council representative Phil King along with the netballers manager and A grade coach Ant Toet, B grade coach Tahlia Avery and Taylah Ryen have all nominated themselves for the challenge and has been running a fundraiser for the cause. This Saturday they will team up with the Nhill Tigers to complete the challenge.
From Nhill, the Nhill District Sports Club hockey player and Coach Mont Miller, NDSC trainer John Batson, Tania Warrick (daughter of Nhill and Wimmera Football Legend Wes Warrick who was taken with MND), NDSC and Wimmera League football legend Steve Graham, NDSC A Grade netball coach and player Tara Dodds.
The challenges is to raise funds for the Neale Daniher FIGHT MND Foundation.
On the day Nhill will be hosting ex-AFL players, Glen Manton (200 games Essendon/Carlton) and Jason Johnson (Essendon). Both Glen and Jason have made themselves available to be part of the day’s activities and Jason is even prepared to be part of the Ice Dunk if the clubs can raise some support.
Spectators can sponsor one of the challengers or make a donation. There will be activities throughout the day in support of the cause.
Remember Dimboola had six winning sides at Nhill two weeks ago, so Dimboola could expect some good results this Saturday, and some entertaining displays of netball and football.
The Dimboola Roo’s netballers will be wearing MND socks, senior footballers will wear a alternate strip as well as special guernseys that will be auctioned off after the game.
The ‘Ice Dunk’ will take place immediately after the senior game at Davis Park, to be followed by an auction of AFL signed merchandise as well as the exclusive MND game day jumpers.
The ex-AFL players will join everyone for an evening meal, where they will share entertaining stories and anecdotes and be part of a Question and Answer session.
Organisers promises it to be a fantastic day and evening and look forward to everyone supporting the day to make it a big success.
More than 2,000 Australians are currently fighting MND. The average lifespan of an MND sufferer is between two to five years. Every day at least two people die of the disease and two more are diagnosed. Approximately 58 percent of MND sufferers are under the age of 65, but the disease can strike at any age and can affect anyone.