Donation for Talent ID scheme
THE mother of Gympie wheelchair basketballer Steven Elliott, Carolyn, has set the record straight regarding a donation by the Gympie and District Sportsmen’s Association at the 2009 Sport Star of the Year Awards last weekend.
It was reported in The Gympie Times on Tuesday that Elliott, recently named in an Australian wheelchair basketball squad, had received $500 from the Gympie and District Sportsmen’s Association.
The amount was in fact $250 and was due to be presented to Gympie South State Primary School physical education teacher Sherene Moy.
Moy was not present to receive the cheque at the Sports Star of the Year Awards ceremony.
The money received by Moy goes towards her efforts in organising a 24-hour swimathon for this month, to raise money for the Gympie South Talent ID Program.
The Talent ID Program helps South students achieve big things in sport by covering some of the expense athletes incur in travelling to state and national competitions.
Steven once benefited from the program during his years at Gympie South and Moy is personally taking part in the swimathon to help raise funds for Steven.
The inspirational Gympie athlete has just received his Australian uniform and is excited ahead of embarking on one of his biggest sporting journeys to date in the highly competitive sport.