Surf clubs across the Sunshine Coast have received a cash bonus to support their nippers as part of the Slater and Gordon Group Surf Cheque initiative.
The initiative which ran throughout the lifesaving season recognized the important contribution surf clubs make to the Sunshine Coast community by awarding $1000 towards their junior nipper program.
The winning surf lifesaving clubs included:
- Dicky Beach SLSC
- Alexandra SLSC
- Mudjimba Beach SLSC
- Coolum Beach SLSC
- Sunshine Beach SLSC
- Metropolitan Caloundra
Principal Lawyer Michael Callow said it is important to support our local surf clubs to ensure our beaches are kept safe.
“The Sunshine Coast surf lifesaving clubs are the heart and soul of our beaches and many members volunteer their time each summer to ensure the safety of beachgoers,” Mr Callow said.
“It is important that we continue to support these clubs and the hard work and dedication their members deliver to the community, especially when it comes to the great training programs they provide to the nippers.”
Senior Associate Liz Catton said Slater and Gordon Group are proud to support surf clubs on the Sunshine Coast.
“Surf Clubs are often run by volunteers and rely heavily on donations from the community,” Ms Catton said.
“The Slater and Gordon Group Surf Cheque initiative recognize the importance of these training programs and are proud to assist in the training of our future lifesavers.”
Mudjimba Beach Surf Club Junior Activities Chairman Adam Amos said the club were extremely grateful for the donation made by the Slater and Gordon Group.
“The $1000 went towards paying for half of the registration fees for our surf sport participants who competed at the branch championships,” Mr Amos said.
“We were also able to pay for half of the registration fees for 12 youth to undertake SLSQ Camp Commando Program.”