Make SFA Great Again
- Aug 25, 2011
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Coney Island Warriors, SFFC, Hajduk
This summer as we all know, has seen major swathes of Australia from coast to coast tackling an unprecedented, catastrophic bushfire season, with one of our own, Far Kern as we know being directly impacted and fighting along with several brave members of his local community to save their town and their homes. I'm sure there would be many, many more friends, family and loved ones of ours impacted in some way by these fires, and the subsequent challenge presented to those who have to attempt to move on and rebuild not only their homes, but their lives is absolutely immense, and for many of us is beyond comprehension.
As a community, the Sweet FA has always rallied together to support a cause, and given the crisis that's taking place across Australia, I am sure that most of us have wanted to give in some form to assist those in most dire need. With our incredibly successful State of Origin series underway, it feels right that we make the most of the opportunity to rally together not just under our state’s banner, but as a competition and support this important cause through pledges based on the current State of Origin series.
Your skippers have pledged their support, so let’s put our money where our mouths are and see just how much we can raise as a community for those impacted and with a long journey in front of them to recover and get back on their feet.
I challenge the skippers, for the remainder of the series to pledge $2 per goal that your side kicks, or make us a counteroffer.
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Players, let’s get some pledges happening based on your own, or your teammate’s qooty.
I will kick things off with my own pledge. I will make a $20 donation for every game WA wins during the series.
So I put the challenge out, let’s get pledging as a community and let’s raise as much as we can over the next two weeks to see just how much we can donate.
For those involved in the Vic Country v Allies match currently taking place, you would have noticed the subtle yet poignant nod to the current crisis by Vic Country skipper ClarkeM to the town and people of Mallacoota, who have been so publicly and dramatically impacted by the current crisis, with the Vic Country side acknowledging their fellow Victorians, and it seems fitting to kick off the fundraising effort in conjunction with this tribute.
I’ve set up an everyday hero page for us to make our donations, and all donations are tax deductible. Of course this is not limited to those taking part in the State of Origin series, I welcome and encourage anybody across the league and the entirety of BigFooty to please donate what you can, whether it be a pledge on the qooty or a once off donation, all contributions are welcome and greatly appreciated.
Thanks to Ant Bear for his support with this, I know he is actively working on additional support for this appeal in the background with Chief to make this as successful a fundraising drive as possible.
We do this better than anyone, let’s make it happen Sweet FA.
#sweetfabushfireappeal #makeapledge #goalchallenge
NB: Thanks to haydo for the inspiration for the pledge drive.
THE DONATION LINK IS HERE:
All donations are tax deductible
To find out more about how Australia Red Cross are supporting those impacted please follow this link here:
Thank you in advance!
Big thank you to Chief whose got behind us on this one, for anyone who has or does donate to the appeal, send in a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org and he will sort you out a month’s Platinum membership with BigFooty.
Legends who've already donated:
The Filth Wizard