Sporting heroes take challenge for charity

27/09/16
Katie Kelly with Olympic guide Michellie JonesKatie Kelly with Olympic guide Michellie Jones

Champion athletes Katie Kelly, Michelle Jenneke and Jana Pittman invite you to join them in the 2016 Coleman Greig Challenge: Corporate for Community to help raise $150,000 for children with special needs and newborn care.

The annual Challenge will be held this year on Friday 21 October, and encourages Western Sydney businesses to get fit, have fun and give back to the community. All funds raised support the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), St Gabriel’s School and My Westmead.

"It’s exciting to have great sporting heroes like Katie, Michelle and Jana supporting the Challenge,” says Coleman Greig Principal, Andrew Grima.

"There are run, ride and walk options so everyone can get involved and we’re looking forward to a fantastic day raising money to help children with special needs and newborn care.”

2016 Rio Paratriathlete Katie Kelly was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, a degenerative eye sight and hearing condition in her twenties. In 2015, Katie became the World Champion for the PT5 sport class. Katie has a deep commitment to projects that promote healthier lifestyles, particularly access to sports for children with a disability.

Katie urges businesses across Sydney and the wider community to get behind the Coleman Greig Challenge. “It's events like this that bring our communities together. Come and enjoy a fun run or walk, and at the same time you'll be making an important contribution to three amazing charities. These charities all play a vital role in supporting our children, particularly children needing more support and services.”

Michelle Jenneke is the second fastest Australian women’s 100m hurdler of all time. She currently holds the NSW state record and recently made her Olympic debut at the Rio Olympics. This is Michelle’s third year supporting the Coleman Greig Corporate for Community Challenge.

Jana Pittman is two times World Champion and four times Commonwealth Champion in the sport of athletics. Jana became the first woman to represent Australia in both a Summer and Winter Olympic Games after swapping the track for the ice when she joined the Australian Women’s bobsleigh team. A proud mum of two, Jana is now studying to become a doctor.

Sign up now and take the Challenge on with Katie, Michelle and Jana! It’s a great way to raise the profile of your business, promote health and fitness in your workplace and, most importantly of all, make a positive change to the lives of children with special needs and newborn care. Register today at: colemangreigchallenge2016.gofundraise.com.au