Donating their time to the Monash Games and donating funds to charity
Asides from playing for the ultimate glory to be crowned champions of the Monash Games competition, the players' participation and efforts today and throughout the week are contributing to the chosen charity for the games.
This year for the 2015 Monash Games, Monash Sport and TeamMONASH are supporting the Ronald McDonald House charity.
There is Ronald McDonald centre at the Monash Medical Centre, so it is not only the geographical proximity that is important to Monash Sport, but making close networks with the charity to support the wonderful work that they do has been a big part of their involvement in the games this year.
The Ronald McDonald House charity provides services to seriously ill children and their families with 100% of the donations and funds they receive going to the children and families they support.
All of the teams that have registered and participated in the Monash Games competition will automatically have 10% of their registration fee go to the Ronald McDonald House charity. The teams also can contribute further funds through their own personal fundraising.
It is fantastic to see so many teams participate in the 3-day competition, playing over 15 hours of sport this week with 5 different sports including netball, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and indoor soccer.
Cherie Shaw, Community Development Manager from Ronald McDonald House came and visited the Monash Games on Thursday to see what was happening on the courts and to show her appreciation for the work Monash Sport is doing.
If you would like to donate to the Ronald McDonald House charity please visit the link: https://www.rmhc.org.au/donate