The annual Big Freeze Geelong is happening on Sunday 4th June at the Drysdale Football Oval. Now in its second year, the community is invited to watch community celebrities and a group of footballers and netballers bravely slide into the icy waters.
Geelong Mayor, Trent Sullivan has been announced as the first slider for the Big Freeze Geelong 2023 (pictured with Sam Moorfoot and James Breust).
The Geelong Big Freeze is the same fundraising platform as the Neale Daniher inspired Big Freeze, coming up to its 9th year. In fact, Neil’s nephew James Breust is a Drysdale senior player and one of the ambassadors for the event alongside longstanding Geelong Cats water boy, Sam Moorfoot. Sam, having participated in last year’s event has the special honour of inviting a slider this time around, named Sam’s Choice, details of which will be released soon.
“We are taking the plunge to help freeze MND and trying to break last year’s fundraising amount of $60,000. We expect a crowd of 4000 and hoping to raise $100,000.All donations raised go to FightMND. Please help by making a donation through our page and support one of our sliders," says James.
Beanies will be on sale at the Drysdale Football Club, prior and during the day, to go towards the FightMND cause.
The festivities are set to kick off at 12.30pm in between the seniors and reserves football and netball matches. “We can’t wait to see the sea of blue beanies again this year and encourage anyone and everyone to come down and be a part of what is sure to be an epic day of importance and fun” David Walder, President Drysdale Football Club said.
To find out more about the event and to support the cause, search “Big Freeze – Geelong” on Facebook’s Events page.
FightMND is Australia's largest funder of MND research determined to find an effective treatment and ultimately a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.
Keep an eye on the website www.drysdalefc.com.au for updates or follow the @drysdalehawksfc on socials for slider announcements.