Waverly Toyota Good For Footy Night

Friday, June 16, 2017

Local Toyota dealership Waverley Toyota is proud to be hosting the Good For Footy Night on June 21st, from 6pm – 7.30pm at Mazenod Panthers Football Club, Central Reserve, Cnr Springvale and Waverley Rd, Glen Waverley, with Leigh Montagna (current St Kilda Player) and Nick Dal Santo (former St Kilda Player) in attendance.

Marking this special occasion, the evening will consist of an exhibition match between 2 ALL ABILITIES local football teams, the Mt Waverley Demons and Mazenod Panthers. Both teams will be competing for the prestigious Waverley Toyota Challenge Cup. There will be a 15 minute warm up and 2 x 10 minute quarters with a mixture of division 1 and 3 (3 being severely disabled) from both sides.

The SEN team will be in attendance, including Nick Dal Santo (former St Kilda Player) and Brett Thomas as well as Tim Nield from AFL Vic, to extend the excitement with grass roots footy and the community.

To help make this event an exciting family friendly evening, there will be a BBQ compliments from our friends at Grill'd, Chadstone and will have the following FREE activities during the evening:

 A chance to have a kick, pictures and autographs with Leigh Montagna and Nick Dal Santo

 SEN will be giving away free footy merchandise

 Giant interactive AFL Inflatable Games from AFL Victoria

 Face painting and balloons

 A raffle with some great prizes

Both teams are non-profit organizations whose purposes are to initiate access for people with an intellectual disability to the game of Australian Rules Football. Both teams are trying to make a difference in the local community by: Treating everyone equally, exercising for health, changing community attitudes and main stream integration of those with a disability. Both teams are part of FIDA (Football Integration Development Association). Participation in Australian Rules Football enhances life skills and develops self-esteem, confidence and improved health.

Dealer Principal, George Stefanou, added: “Waverley Toyota is a proud supporter of both the Mt Waverley Demons and Mazenod Panthers. We hope to raise awareness as well as encourage more players with all disabilities to be involved in football and hope that more companies come on board to support these great non-profit organizations that work so hard to provide players with an environment that promotes fitness, fun, friendship and a sense of belonging. We encourage as many spectators, families and friends to come and join the festivities on the night.”

Anyone and everyone can come along to this great event, to get more news and information on the initiative, please visit facebook.com/waverleytoyota.

 

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