AN ice bucket challenge proved a hit for Beleura Junior Football Club players last week after they had to cancel the much-anticipated dunk tank.
The club, which plays at Dallas Brooks Park, Mornington, raised around $4500 from the sale of beanies and Sock it 2 MND socks, with all Beleura players wearing the socks for their matches. More than $1700 was raised in donations to the ice bucket challenges.
All Beleura coaches took part, as well as a “couple of good sports from the opposition”. Mount Martha Community Branch of the Bendigo Bank was a major sponsor.
Guests on the day included Melbourne AFLW player Shelley Heath, Pines senior coach Paddy Swayne, Beleura Legends Matty Mayne and Khyal Jacobson, Brad Sykes and Taela Davis, of Brad Skyes Sports Consulting, Carlton Premiership player Dean Rice and MPJFL president Andrew Souter.
Special guests who couldn’t attend sent through videos of themselves performing their ice bucket challenges remotely. They have been uploaded onto the club’s Facebook page: facebook.com/BeleuraJSC
“This will become an annual event at Beleura, next year we hope for the dunk tank and bigger crowds,” spokesperson Marianne Guy said.