Football Queensland is proud to support the Daniel Morcombe Foundation in launching the state-wide ‘Score For Daniel’ fundraising and child safety awareness initiative this weekend.
Affiliated clubs across Queensland are committing to raising funds by pledging a nominated amount for each goal scored at their home ground over 21-22 May.
Each participating club will also receive a ‘Keeping Kids Safe’ Resource Kit to educate players, parents and members on child safety measures.
This weekend’s fundraiser is an extension of last year’s inaugural Score For Daniel Day, when Football Gold Coast and the Zone’s clubs combined to raise over $5,000 at Ormeau Football Club.
“Football Gold Coast and the Daniel Morcombe Foundation started the Score For Daniel initiative with success and we are pleased to help build on that legacy,” Football Queensland CEO Geoff Foster said.
“We have 50,000 registered participants under the age of 17 in Queensland alone. It is essential we recognise the importance of child safety.
“Taking the Foundation’s key messages to each of our Zones will greatly benefit Queensland’s football community.”
Brisbane-based Mitchelton Football Club will host a special launch event at Teralba Park this Saturday morning to be attended by Bruce Morcombe.
Daniel Morcombe Foundation National Strategy & Event Manager Tracey McAsey said the state-wide move is important to capturing a wide audience.
“We’re really excited that Football Queensland has come on board this year to help the Daniel Morcombe Foundation spread child safety messages to all of their members,” Ms McAsey said.
“We’re really keen to get our three key safety words of ‘recognise, react and report’ out to the greater community.”
Registration is still open to clubs at www.scorefordaniel.com.au and donations are encouraged.
Child safety resources and more are also available to the general public on the Daniel Morcombe Foundation website: www.danielmorcombe.com.au.