Last week I congratulated Cairns Hockey and the Aspire to be Deadly program for being nominated for a Queensland Reconciliation Award.
Today I would like to add to this by announcing that Aspire has, for the second year in a row, been shortlisted for the prestigious Beyond Sport Global Award, in the category of Best Partnership or Collaboration.
These awards celebrate, support, raise awareness and provide funding for ways sport is being used to help make the Global Goals for Sustainable Development a reality.
The Aspire team are now fundraising so that Jess Fatnowna, who is the development officer for the Cairns Hockey Association and has committed to this program over the last two years, can attend the summit and awards in New York at the end of July.
Cairns Hockey needs to raise $5,000 for Jess to attend and, if they raise more than that, they will try to take her sister Lisa as well, as both girls have shown their value to the program as ambassadors and role models.
If any community members, hockey supporters, colleagues or friends want to help Jess and Lisa experience this amazing opportunity, they can visit www.mycause.com.au and search 'Cairns Hockey' and donate.
They have until 7 July to raise these funds, so please assist if you can.
Congratulations again to the Aspire program-it is a fabulous initiative-and the great work that is continuing to be carried out by Cairns Hockey.