Now in its eighth year, the Classic is a great family day out celebrating and supporting the local organisations that make our Sutherland Shire community strong. To date the Classic has raised over $500,000 for over 50 local charities and community organisations operating in the Shire such as 2nd Caringbah Scouts, Kookaburra Kids, Sylvanvale, The Beauty Bank, Cronulla Outriggers, NSW Homicide Victims Support Group, Project Youth, Neighbourhood Aid and many others including our four Bate Bay Surf Life Saving Clubs.
The IMB Bank Cook Community Classic relies on the generous support of our local surf lifesaving clubs and I thank once again Cronulla, North Cronulla, Elouera and Wanda for their willingness to support our wider Shire community.
I also extend my sincere gratitude to our great corporate supporters, particularly IMB Bank who is once again the major sponsor. IMB Bank have been with the Classic since 2008 and are a major contributor to our local community.
This year we welcome new supporters Woolooware Bay, Sylvania BMW and Kareena Hospital. We again thank the ongoing support from QANTAS, Olsen’s, AHA, Payce, Sydney Airport, ANSTO, Cronulla Sharks Football Club and McDonald’s Sutherland Shire Restaurants.
All the charities and community organisations we are supporting through the Classic are run by dedicated staff, often volunteers, who make tremendous efforts to care for our fellow Shire residents and help make a difference to the Shire’s wellbeing. Please take the time to support these worthy organisations by purchasing a ticket in our major prize raffle, attending the Gala Charity Dinner or by taking part in the many activities on the day including our ocean swim, beach football competition or just simply by coming along and enjoying the family carnival atmosphere.
I look forward to seeing you there,