Local Football Clubs and Umpires are now equipped to save lives in the event of a cardiac arrest, thanks to a commitment worth more than $ 100,000.00 by Buckley's Entertainment Centre.
Buckley's distributed 38 live-saving defibrillator machines at a special function on June 30 in partnership with the "Defib Your Club For Life" campaign, which aims to place a defibrillator at every local sporting club in Victoria.
Chairman of Directors Dick Philpott said; Buckley's, which is owned by the local football clubs and umpires association, was thrilled to join the campaign which was in line with its commitment to give back to local sporting clubs. "We are proud we have taken the initiative: he said.
Every year young footballers and/or spectators succumbed to heart problems. Buckley's donation means, there is now a defibrillator at each of the Geelong region's 36 football clubs, as well as one at the Geelong Umpires League and two at Buckley's Entertainment Centre in Breakwater.
Buckley's Entertainment Centre chairman Robert Foster announced a $ 2,500.00 handout to all local football clubs and umpires - 35 handouts in all. That's $70.000.00 injected into our great game of football at this level. Buckley's this year so far has now put more than $140,000.00 into local football, and it doesn't stop there. 'We have also put more than $20,000.00 into local community needs through sponsorship,' Mr. Foster said." This is on top of the $1 Million the centre has spent in upgrading and renovating the venue for the betterment of the public and those who use it.'
Buckley's is well known for the support and sponsorship the club provides throughout the Geelong and Bellarine Regions.
For some years running, Buckley's has become a major sponsor of 'Relay For Life', a community based 24 hour walkathon, raising much needed funds for cancer research.
In addition to this, Buckley's list of clubs and organisations to which support and sponsorship is provided are as follows:
Leopold Primary School, Gordon Institute of Tafe, Grovedale East Kindergarten, Newcomb Park Primary School, Grovedale College, Corio West Primary School, Tate Street Primary School, Inverleigh Primary School, Breakwater Preschool, City Learning and Care, St Mary's Primary School, Thomson Kindergarten, Ocean Grove Primary School, Christ The King School, Teesdale Primary School, Fyans Park Primary School, Moriac Primary School, Clairvaux Catholic School, Barwon Heads Primary School, Little River Playgroup, Portarlington Primary School, Whittington Primary School, Grovedale Primary School, Fyans Park Kindergarten, Oberon Primary School, Belmont Community Kindergarten, Ukrainian Community School.
Football and Crickets Clubs
Newcomb Football Club, Ocean Grove Football Club, Newtown Football Club, Geelong Amateurs Football Club, Anglesea Football Club, Barwon Heads Football Club, Drysdale Football Club, Modewarre Football Club, Portarlington Football Club, Queenscliff Football Club, Torquay Football Club, Anakie Football Club, Bannockburn Football Club, Belmont Lions Football Club, Bell Post Hill Football Club, Corio Sports Club, East Geelong Football Club, Geelong West Sporting Club, North Geelong Football Club, Thomson Football Club, Inverleigh Football Club, Werribee Football Club, Winchelsea Football Club, Bell Park Football Club, Colac Football Club, Geelong West St Peters Football Club, Grovedale Football Club, South Barwon Football Club, St Mary's Football Club, North Shore Football Club, Lara Football Club, Leopold Football Club, St Albans Football Club, St Josephs Football Club, Geelong & District Football League, Football Geelong BFL & GFL, Geelong Football Umpires League Inc, Geelong Junior Football, Geelong & District Coaches Association, Geelong Falcons, Geelong Auskick,...
Other Clubs & Organisations
Bellarine & District Netball Association, Parish of Newcomb/Whittington, Express Promotions, Knights of Southern Cross, Bluey Day, Quota International, Retired Police Association, Bareena Bowling Club, Geelong Caravan Club, Whittington Senior Citizens Club, Barwon Police and Patrons Golf, Belmont Probus, Bone Marrow Donor Institution, New Century Lions Club, Barwon Pediatric Bereavement Program, Grace McKellar Centre, Geelong Athletics, Geelong Senior Citizens, Barwon Health, Newcomb Tennis Club, St. Mary's Parish, City of Greater Geelong, Leopold Lions Club, Corio Bay Lions Club, Geelong & District Riding Club, Geelong Flyers Netball, CFA Firefighters, Geelong Calisthenics Club, Belmont Combined Probus.