THE MACKAY CUTTERS today announce they have the first official partner for their new Change the Game community partnership. Westfund will become a ‘defender ‘ of the mental health and suicide awareness initiative.
In October the Mackay Cutters announced their new principal sponsor as QCCS who would share its sponsorship with the Mackay Regional Suicide Prevention Network in a campaign called Change the Game.
The Cutters are calling on the Mackay community to get behind them in raising the awareness about the issue of mental health and suicide prevention, an issue that has touched the club first hand both on and off the field. The team will wear the MRSPN logo across their hearts next season in a first for rugby league in Australia.
Westfund regional manager Corrina Cotter was pleased to be kicking off Change the Game and was excited about extending their sponsorship with the Mackay Cutters in 2017.
“Westfund Health Insurance is pleased to announce the renewal of our sponsorship of the Mackay Cutters and our involvement in the ‘Change the Game’ programme. We look forward to building on an already successful relationship as well as to bolster community awareness around health issues that affect people in our regional areas,” Ms Cotter said.
“As a community we need to support people, encourage them to seek help though the most difficult times and to start talking about mental health openly. We see this partnership as a perfect fit to our organisation.”
Mackay Cutters CEO Troy Rovelli says he has been overwhelmed with the support people have shown towards Change the Game and welcomes both businesses and the local community alike to make a contribution no matter how big or small.
“We are delighted to have the Westfund team on board with Change the Game. We need the rest of the Mackay community to now come together and really put their money where their heart is and help our club raise $30,000 so we can help continue to raise awareness about the issue of mental health and suicide prevention both on and off the field during 2017,” Mr Rovelli said.
“All you have to do to show your support is make a financial contribution to Change the Game. Everyone who contributes $20 and over will be rewarded with tickets to the Cutters first home game of the season as part of the Intrust Super Cup and more importantly the knowledge that they are doing something positive about suicide prevention in our region.
“We have many incentives for larger business contributions also. Now everyone can be a part of the Mackay Cutters family.”
QCCS Mackay Cutters will kick off their season in March 2017. For more information about the Change the Game initiative or to make a contribution go to www.mackaycutters.com.au/community or visit the Change the Game Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ctgmackaycutters/).