race day 2017

Our 9th annual Race Day was again held at Morphettville on a beautiful sunny Autumn Day.

We had 305 people attend and we made a wonderful $32000 profit from the day.

We hosted the event in the Upper Deck of the Derby Pavilion with a two course luncheon and afternoon tea. Our long time supporters of Race Day Anthony Scopelitis and Nocelle Foods again sponsored races. Australian Floor Group also sponsored a Race Name.

We sincerely thank them for their generosity. We also had over 40 auction prizes and have listed the donors acknowledging their generosity and support for our Race Day. As the Derby Pavilion is not in front of the winning post, Big Screen Video again came to the fore supplying a large portable video screen. Guests were able to enjoy the race live and then see the winners running past the finish line on the large video screen positioned right in front of the pavilion. The Foundation extends a big thank you to Big Screen Video.

A wine wall of 150 bottles donated by many of our friends in the hotel and wine industry was a sell out. The team at Neil Sachse Centre had a busy time making the table centres. Patrick of Coonawarra supplied the sparkling wine for the table centre which was surrounded by Baci Chocolates.

Everyone participated in the table centre raffle also adding to the profit made.

Michelle Nightingale was our MC. We thank Michelle for her enthusiasm and professionalism.

James Packham from Harcourts Packham Property was our auctioneer on the day.
His energy, enthusiasm and professionalism helped us achieve excellent results in our Live Auction.

There was some very spirited and entertaining bidding during the live auction. 3 very capable staff from Bendigo Bank, Hutt Street Branch provided much needed administration support on the day. Another special mention to Janyne Sachse, Alan and Denise Jones, Helen Seaman and Sue Swensen for their valued assistance on the day.

Most importantly we would like to thank all our guests for eagerly participating in our fundraising activities on the day resulting in the $32,000 raised.

We look forward to our 10th Race Day in 2018. Hope to see you there!

Race Day Auction Sponsors

Adelaide Crows
Adelaide Oval Roof Climb
Alfred’s Bar
Alison Lewis
Am/pm petrol stations
Bambrick Legal Services
Botanic Gardens
Restaurant/Blanco Catering
Brad Eckermann
CC Amatil
Conservatory Garden & Home
David Shipway
Denim Iniquity
Drummond Golf
Fino Restaurant
Flexible Lending Solutions
Genovese Coffee
Health Partners
Je’ Lea’s Hair Salon
Jet Simulator Adelaide
John O’Connor
Kooyonga Golf Club
Louca’s Seafood
Maggie Beer
Mercure Grosvenor Hotel
Michael Scopelitis
Middleton Beach Huts
Next Generation Health Club
Nocelle Foods
Patrick of Coonawarra
Pendleton Fine Foods
Police Club
Pro Paint ‘n Panel
Queens Cottage, Williamstown
Raymond Poulton Shoes
RDC & Partners
Sprout Cooking School
Taylor & Holmes
The Village Baker
Winston Bar