Mountain Men boot up to kick in for charities
LOCAL charities were the real winners of the fourth annual hybrid charity match hosted by the Springsure Mountain Men at their home ground.
The Springsure rugby league club raised just under $15,000 for local charities after teaming up with the Rolleston Roos rugby union team to eclipse last year's efforts and come in at $14,500.
Organiser Megan Mayne said both clubs were very proud of raising this amount of money.
She said it was a great effort from both clubs and all involved.
"We feel that it is very important for both clubs to be able to give back to the Springsure and Rolleston communities,” Mayne said.
"Without the support of the community, it is very hard for clubs to survive.
"The charity match is the Mountain Men and Roos way of showing our appreciation.”
Five local charities servicing the Springsure and Rolleston communities will benefit from the night with $3000 going to the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service, $3000 to the Springsure Lions Club, $3000 to the Rolleston Health Clinic, $2000 to the Springsure Meals on Wheels and $3500 to the Ivy Anderson Committee.
In the inaugural women's match, the CH Barbarians came from behind to win 16-5 against the CH Titans.
The rugby league success continued with Springsure making it four straight wins defeating Rolleston 68-20.