When chips are down, community steps up
The stakes were higher than usual at the Slacks Creek Rugby League Club when the community came together for a different kind of game.
A poker night, originally planned in support of the club, instead raised funds to aid the flood recovery effort at nearby Springwood Sharks Little Athletics (based at Meadowbrook in Division 6).
Slacks Creek Rugby League Club in Daisy Hill, which also opened its doors as a community drop-in centre during the disaster, raised more than $500 on the evening.
Councillor Mindy Russell says the club’s generosity was a nice touch during a challenging time.
‘The Slacks Creek community was hit hard during the flooding, but our community spirit shone through,’ Cr Russell says.
‘The Slacks Creek Rugby League Club in particular went above and beyond.
‘They not only provided a place for people to rest and recharge, but they also showed their community spirit by a last-minute change to their own
fundraiser to support another club in need.
‘I cannot thank the club and our community enough for the way they have looked out for their neighbours at this time.’
Slacks Creek Rugby League Club president Phil Owen says many of the club’s members are also members of Springwood Sharks.
‘We had planned the poker night for a good few weeks but then when we saw (Springwood) Little Athletics got completely wiped out, we decided
to donate the proceeds to them,’ Phil says.
‘We just thought we don’t really need as much as they do, so let’s give it to them.’
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