Community

Here at Sky, we're as passionate about racing as we are about supporting the community that supports us.  If you have a community group that needs support we'd love to hear from you. Send us your details. We have already formed some great relationships with various community groups across Australia, such as:

The National Jockeys Trust - www.njt.org.au

Variety – The Children's Charity - www.variety.org.au

Cystic Fibrosis - www.cysticfibrosis.org.au - www.65rosesday.org.au

Australia Day Big Breakfast -www.australiaday.org.au

Autism Spectrum - www.autismspectrum.org.au

Walk to Work Day - www.walk.com.au

Our Staff and the Community

Sky Racing and our parent company Tabcorp encourage all employees to get involved through local community sponsorship events and Tabcorp supported activities. The things that matter to our employees as members of the communities in which they live and work, are also important to the Tabcorp Group.  Many of the community activities that Tabcorp support are made possible through the contributions of our people. The time, energy, dedication, and inspiration of Tabcorp employees helps to make these events successful. In many ways, we seek to align employees' capabilities with the needs of community activities. This enables community organisations to leverage off the skills and experiences of our employees, and provides opportunities for our employees to contribute back to their communities.

The 2013 Variety Bash

The 2013 Variety Bash from Bankstown to Ballarat raised much needed money for Variety - The Children's Charity and Sky Racing and Tabcorp were happy to be a part of it. A truely fantastic effort by Alex & Amelia and to all those who got behind them in Variety Bash Car 519 Sky Racing and helped raise more than $33,000 for Variety - The Children's Charity. The Sky Bash team were very proud to receive the Brut 33 1/2 cup for raising more than $33,000. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors and supporters including Sky Racing, Tabcorp, E-Volve Corporate Technology, Appcast, Airbag Man, Procar Cromer, fastrack drag experience, Julies Embroidery, Label Concepts, Kariong Meats, everyone who attended our Trivia night and all those who donated to Variety.

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In the lead up to 65 Roses Day, Sky Racing and Tabcrop helped raise money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis Australia.

Sky Racing raised $1,200 for Cystic Fibrosis Australia (which Tabcorp matched dollar for dollar to make $2,400) to help people affected by the life shortening disease.

*For more information on Cystic Fibrosis visit www.65rosesday.org.au or www.cysticfibrosis.org.au  

Sky Sports Radio's Lynwood Outside Broadcast

In partnership with the Hawkesbury Local Area Command and the Lynwood Country Club, The Big Sports Breakfast conducted a special outside broadcast (OB) to raise funds for the Bryson Anderson Foundation.

The outside broadcast was part of a charity golf day held at the Lynwood Country Club and raised over $35,000 for the foundation and policy legacy.

Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson was wounded fatally on December 6 2012 while attending a dispute at Oakville.

The Commander of the Hawkesbury local area command, Dave Jones, spoke to TK and Slats at the OB and stated that Bryson Anderson was one of the good guys.

"First and foremost, Bryson was a great bloke, and a good copper.  He loved his job and did it very well. He had a lot of compassion and humanity about him as well, which is why I think he was so popular with the community."

Sky Sports Radio, in partnership with the Australian Rugby Union, Rebel Sport and Novatel organised five gold passes to the Bledisloe Cup for Bryson’s family, including a meet and greet with the players plus Wallabies supporter gear and accommodation at the Novatel.

2013 World's Greatest Shave

Sky Racing and Off the Rails got behind the Leukaemia Foundation World's Greatest Shave! Corey Brown, Malcolm Johnstone and Greg Radley shaved their heads LIVE on Sky Racing for a great cause. Other employees at Sky Racing also went under the clippers or got coloured for a great cause.

And Tabcorp matched everything we raised - dollar for dollar.

Find out more about our team by clicking here.

Find out more about the Leukaemia Foundation by clicking here.

Greg Radley getting into the spirit! And Jo did a fantastic job too.

""Miracle" Malcolm Johnstone - wow... the story behind that scar!

Corey Brown was up first and there was no hesitation. Great job by all of the boys!

Pink Dog raises $55,500 for McGrath Foundation

The 2013 Go The Pink Dog campaign officially concluded on March 2 with Greyhound Racing Victoria raising $55,500 for the McGrath Foundation during February.

Sky Racing is proud to be a industry participant and supporter of the Go The Pink Dog campaign. Read more.

For more information or if you wish to donate visit www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au 

Off the Rails Kristy Banks Special

Off the Rails trio Greg Radley, "Miracle" Malcolm Johnston and Corey Brown made the trip to Queensland for a very special episode on inspirational injured jockey, Kristy Banks.

 The Sky Racing & Off the Rails team were happy to help in anyway we could. This is a truely inspirational story.

Thanks to the Brisbane Racing Club and all of the volunteers and workers who helped out on the day. All the best Kristy!

Dave’s inaugural Foxtel lap

Hitting the treadmill at Circular Quay on the 16th of November 2012 Dave Carlson successfully completed his inaugural run in the Foxtel Lap. He 'did it for the cause' while participating with other Foxtel personalities.  Sky Racing and Tabcorp matched dollar for dollar for donations so we ended up raising over $500!

"I was thrilled to be involved with the Foxtel Lap we raised some much needed dough for the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.  Bring on 2013, however I’m going to train a little harder" Dave said.

Dave getting ready before his first Foxtel Lap. The weather was not the best but that did not dampen his spirits.

Dave getting pumped to run for a great cause alongside other Foxtel personalities.

Disco waving to the camera! He ended up running about three kilometres.

A little bit of socializing with Channel Nine's Jaynie Seal after Dave's Foxtel Lap.

Dave with the ambassador of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Sarah Murdoch. Well done Sarah. And well done Dave and to everyone who particpated and donated for a fantastic cause. Sky Racing was proud to be a part of it.

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Proudly presented by Foxtel the event supports the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, by raising much needed funds for child health research.

When kids are sick, people often take for granted that the doctors and nurses will know what to do. We forget that past research discoveries have made this possible.  This is why the work of the Murdoch Children’s is so important – to continue lifesaving research into child health conditions that may one day prevent a child you know getting sick.

In 2011 for every $1 the Foxtel Lap raised, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute generated a further $6 through competitive grants and government funding. Which put simply means that Murdoch Children’s were able to turn $500,000 into a whopping $3.5 million towards research. 

The 2012 Variety Bash

The NSW Variety Bash (from Blamian to Bamaga) was off and racing on 19/08/2012 and Sky Racing joined in and hit the road to raise money for Variety - The Children's Charity! Our team did a fantastic job and were pleased to have raised over $23,000 for a great cause.

 

The Sky Bash car; a 1973 Toyota Crown SE, affectionately known as Clifford, was great carriage to help raise money and awareness for Variety.

 

We stopped for lunch in Merriwa. A few hours of driving behind the car with the Chiko Roll on top of it, really works up an appetite.

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