Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club

Tara Raceway, Lake Terrace East, Mount Gambier, SA

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Cadillac Racing Sponsors of Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing

Charities continue to benefit from people’s generosity

More than $30,000 has been raised and many local charities have benefited from the generosity of people at the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club, according to Kevin “KD” Douglas, in essence the founder of the Tara Tipsters.

“Put simply, all money generated through the Tara Tipsters twice-weekly tipping competition stays in Mount Gambier and is used for individuals, families and groups in need of assistance,” he said.

“Our latest endeavour was to raise money for Four Reasons Why. The tipping concludes on Thursday with a presentation to be made on Sunday, May 12.”

Four Reasons Why was founded in 2017 by single mother Trudi Shelton. This initiative strives to provide support, assistance and opportunities to locals in need. All donations stay local, for locals.

Four Reasons Why focuses on pre-loved items, new goods, winter clothing and footwear, drink bottles, sports equipment etc. for local children and families experiencing hardship.

Douglas said following Four Reasons Why, the Tara Tipsters attention would focus on the Mount Gambier Cancer Support Group.

He also extended congratulations to Kevin Patzel for showing the rest of the Tara Tipsters how tipping is done.

“Three in a row is a terrific achievement,” Douglas said. “And such was the ordinary effort of former leading tipster David Lewis that he broke down in tears while the ever-consistent Robert Halliday once again brought up the rear.”

According to Douglas, the Tara Tipsters competition is unique to the greyhound racing industry and remains a very positive feature among many negative issues currently being promoted.

“Actions such as Adelaide-based trainer (and tipster) Tim Aloisi presenting Mia Powell with his consolation cup and rug will always provide a great memory.

“Then there’s Jarrad jumping up and down when his selected dog wins and Rob Stafford sitting quietly as his selections accumulate little return.

“Conferring on the day’s racing is the Bartholomew clan, selections such that they ultimately finish miles apart. And the “Bench Boys” wait patiently to put down Halliday – again.

“All in good fun and all for a great cause.”

Douglas said he enjoyed being part of an activity that did not judge people by their beauty nor by their ability.

“We just continue to succeed at helping and changing people’s lives.”

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