Funds raised to support Queensland’s Olympians at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
BRISBANE, Australia — 30 June 2008 — Data#3 Limited [ASX: DTL], a national information and communications technology (ICT) company, today announced that it raised $37,000 for the Queensland Olympic Council at the recent Data#3 Queensland Golf Day.
The Queensland Olympic Council is an organisation that was established to spread and maintain the ideals of the Olympic Movement through education and development of Queensland based athletes, encouraging both high performance sport, and sport for all.
More than 100 customers, vendor partners and staff teed off at Brisbane’s Indooroopilly Golf Club on Thursday 22 May. They were joined by media personality Pat Welsh, Olympic gold medallist Duncan Armstrong, and four athletes bound for Beijing – Christian Sprenger (Swimming), Melanie Schlanger (Swimming), Alana Boyd (Athletics – Pole Vault), and Naazmi Johnston (Rhythmic Gymnastics).
The event, part of Data#3’s Social Responsibility (DSR) program, is one of the many that Data#3 holds each year to support non-profit and community focused organisations. The DSR program consists of three platforms which involve assisting the community through fundraising or volunteer programs, helping the environment, and developing responsible and ethical business solutions to help customers.
As explained by Data#3’s Group General Manager, Laurence Baynham, the DSR program formalises the company’s long standing commitment to the community. “It has always been part of our culture to support the organisations that support our community and the environment we operate in. With the formal DSR program, our aim is to strategically focus our efforts, ultimately strengthening support to people and organisations in need.”
Funds specifically raised from this event will go towards supporting Queensland’s best and brightest athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Michael Brierley, Executive Director of the Queensland Olympic Council said, “The day was absolutely fantastic and it was great to see Brisbane’s corporate leaders such as Data#3, get behind our Queensland Olympians bound for Beijing.”
The $37,000 raised at the Queensland Golf Day follows the success earlier this year of the Data#3 New South Wales Charity Golf Day, which raised $20,000 for Autism Spectrum Australia.
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