Northern Yorkes on board for Breakthrough Community Round
The Northern Yorke Peninsula Bowling Association is looking forward to raising funds and awareness in the battle against mental illness after signing up for the Breakthrough Community Round, which is being held next month.
The association, along with all of its clubs have signed up for the round, which is being held on February 13 and 14, with opportunities to also fundraise and hold events both before and after.
The round is an initiative from the Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation, which recently joined forces with Bowls SA to help fight mental illness within the bowling community and wider society.
Northern Yorke Peninsula Bowling Association Secretary John Gigger said it was important to embrace the work being done by Breakthrough.
“It is a significant issue in the community, mental health, for males and females,” he said.
“Sometimes we just don’t know about it and it can be hidden.
“I think it is something that should be explored and anything we can do towards the foundation should help.”
Mr Gigger thanked Breakthrough for their assistance in getting the Northern Yorke Peninsula clubs registered for the upcoming Breakthrough Community Round.
“Madison, who is from Breakthrough and has been our contact person, has been very good,” he said.
“She has done all the liaison work with the clubs and we just hope it is a success.”
Mr Gigger encouraged other associations and clubs across South Australia to get in touch with Breakthrough and get signed up for the Breakthrough Community Round in February.
“Let’s all embrace it and get on board and support it,” he said.
To find out more about the Breakthrough Community Round concept and to get your club signed up, visit https://breakthroughcommunityround.com/.
Story written by Joe Schwab