Through the generosity of the Montville community and friends, the Play for Purpose raffle and being awarded a $35,000 grant by the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, we have now raised around $75,000 since September 2018. The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program, distributing about $54 million per year. Funding is allocated to not-for-profit community groups, to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities. On 21 May, Andrew Powell, Member for Glasshouse, presented a cheque for the grant to the Montville Tennis Club Inc. and enjoyed a hot cuppa with the Tuesday tennis group.
We are also very excited to report that we have now a signed contract for the resurfacing and upgrading of both courts, commencing the first week in July 2019. The old surface will be pulled up and removed by volunteers to help save thousands of dollars. Lifting of the old court surface will start on Friday 21 June and the courts will remain closed until 21 July as long as the weather cooperates!
Our sincere thanks to our members for their support, assistance and encouragement, and to the Blackall Range Lions Club for helping us lift the old synthetic court surface.
In the meantime, we are continuing to raise funds for phase two of the Montville Tennis Club revitalisation which will focus on the new clubhouse. Several grant applications are being pursued and tax deductible donations towards the club’s rejuvenation project can be made through the Australian Sports Foundation at this link https://asf.org.au/donate/montville-tennis-club-rejuvenation
The Montville Tennis Club has also partnered with not-for-profit raffle Play For Purpose, giving Australians the chance to support a cause that’s important to them, while sharing in $500,000 worth of prizes. With a one in 34 chance of winning $500,000 worth of prizes, and a minimum of 50% of every ticket sold going directly to the Montville Tennis Club, Play For Purpose is the ultimate win-win raffle. It’s never been so much fun to make a difference so grab a Play For Purpose ticket for Round 4 at https://playforpurpose.com.au/montville-tennis-club and support the tennis club.
Plans are underway for a special fundraising event at the Montville Village Hall involving great music and entertainment, an indigenous art auction, drinks and nibbles, and much more…….keep an eye out for details on the website, Facebook and notice boards.
Check out our Facebook page and share our story with your families, friends and colleagues at https://www.facebook.com/MontvilleTennis/ If you would like more information, including membership details, contact Club Secretary Brett Abbenbroek or Club President Wayne Parcell at firstname.lastname@example.org