PAYCE Foundation was among the proud sponsors of the SOAR&ROAR Festival on Sunday 26 November at Sydney Motorsport Park. The event is a major fundraiser for Special Olympics Australia, part of a global sporting community for people with an intellectual disability.
The very hot day did not deter over 3,000 people including families and children from attending this unique fundraising event. The annual event provides people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to experience the thrill of a luxury car dream ride as well as many other activities throughout the day, including luxury and sport cars and motorbike parades, amusement rides, music concerts, helicopter rides, hot laps, roaming entertainment, cheer-leading, an indoor catered VIP area, fete stalls, and much more.
“We are very grateful to the PAYCE Foundation for its support of this event. It’s thanks to generous organisations like PAYCE Foundation that events like these become possible” said John Trevillian, Chair of SOAR&ROAR Festival in thanking PAYCE Foundation.
“In days like these people with an intellectual disability and their families can enjoy unique activities while knowing that funds are being raised to support Special Olympics Australia and their invaluable work.”
PAYCE Foundation representative Andrea Comastri was joined by guests from Council for Intellectual Disability including Michael Sullivan, Director and past Chair and Tracylee Arestides, Director as well some of their family members.
“The PAYCE Foundation is committed to supporting organisations that make the difference in the lives of those whose live have been affected by disadvantage or misfortune” Mr Comastri said.
“Our objective is to ensure that disadvantage and misfortune are not determinants of anyone’s quality of life and that everyone can achieve their full potential in life.”
During the event Special Olympics Australia CEO Corene Strauss awarded Brooke McGrath the Sports Person of the Year Award and Coby Banks Young Athlete of the Year for their amazing sporting achievements throughout the year.
The PAYCE Foundation has donated $60,000 to assist the Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) which has been swamped with calls for assistance from refugees and people seeking asylum following the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
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