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Beef Week giving back to Casino’s very own Katie Kelly

June 7, 2017
Sport Access Foundation

Following the success of the Beef Week Rural Ladies High Tea at Casino RSM on Thursday, 25 May, the community’s generosity enabled the Beef Week Committee to donate a total of $1,300 to the inspirational speaker and 2016 Paralympics Gold Medalist winner, Katie Kelly OAM to support her Sport Access Foundation. 

Born and raised in Casino, Katie was diagnosed with a degenerative disease known as Usher Syndrome when she was in her early 20s, after experiencing hearing loss since the age of five. Katie has always been very motivated and driven and the diagnosis inspired her to do more of the things that she loved.  

More than 200 women joined Casino’s own Katie Kelly at the Beef Week Rural Ladies High Tea and listened to her incredibly inspiring story… Katie Kelly on the road from Casino to Rio, winning Gold at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Katie is the founder of the Sport Access Foundation, which offers grants to Australian children with a disability to give them an opportunity to play and participate in sport. All proceeds from each raffle ticket sold at the Beef Week Rural Ladies High Tea, a total of $1,300, is going towards the foundation which will enable Katie to get more Aussie kids into sport. 

Casino Beef Week is proud to be supporting Katie and the contribution will assist the Sport Access Foundation to enable kids who have a disability access to sport by removing barriers and creating opportunities for participation. The foundation provides financial assistance - through annual grants - for key sports projects and events for Australian kids who have a disability. This will help children with a physical disability to participate in sporting activities that are otherwise beyond the financial means of the child or their parent or guardian, e.g. travelling costs, entry fees, purchase of equipment and training etc.

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