Raising funds for a good cause
RUGBY league legend Johnny Raper admitted that he was a bit nervous when the Virgin Blue flight he was on yesterday tried to land in Coffs Harbour but he quickly added that the bumpy ride was worth the effort.
Raper is one of half a dozen legends of rugby league that will be their full weight of support behind the Trivia Night being held at the Coffs Harbour Racing Club tomorrow night with all proceeds going to the family of jockey Daniel Baker who tragically lost his life after a race fall at Grafton in December.
With the fund raiser being co-ordinated by the Legends Of League, Raper will be at the Trivia Night alongside other rugby league greats Ron Boden, Ken Thornett, Eddie Lumsden, Harry Wells and Steve Edge.
Raper had no hesitation in throwing his support the function.
"It's a very worthwhile cause and it's good for rugby league to be able to do something positive like this with all the bad reports that are going around at the moment."
Coffs Harbour Racing Club CEO Russ Atkinson that there's already been plenty of support for the event and that there's plenty of great auction items to bid on.
"There's been over 200 tickets sold already," he said.
"There's some fantastic prizes including $1500 cash if you win the Trivia Night but there's some great items that have been donated.
"There's three tonne of horse feed which is a great buy for those with horses. There's more than $10,000 in prizes for the raffle with tickets selling for $10 each while for the memorabilia there's state of origin jerseys and another one signed by three of the immortals.
Tickets are still available for tomorrow night's Trivia Night and can be booked by ringing the Race Club on 6652 1488.