A State of Origin jersey signed by Queensland Captain Darren Lockyer after his last State of Origin game this year, and a bat signed by cricketing greats Allan Border and Matthew Hayden, are among the items to be auctioned at a gala beef industry and charity ball during Ekka Week.
The Hoofs Horns and Heroes Gala Ball, hosted by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland) in partnership with Beef Australia 2012, will be held at Suncorp Stadium on Friday 12 August.
As well as the sporting memorabilia, the auction will include precious gems donated Cooamon Mining at Sapphire, and a ride in a flight simulator at Boeing Training and Flight Services. All proceeds raised will go to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Other entertainment will include Shandell Tosoni, Tamworth Entertainer of the Year 2006, and guests will dance the night away to their favourite hits from over the years performed by pop rock band the Kentucky Bandits.
As well as raising much needed funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the event will promote the important roles that both the RFDS and the beef industry play in the lives of country people.
The RFDS provides medical care to anyone living, working or travelling in remote and rural Queensland.
With many people from within the beef industry in town for the Ekka, the ball is also an opportunity to catch up with friends and discuss developments in the industry, including the Beef Australia 2012 exposition to be held in Rockhampton next May.
Beef Australia 2012 is a celebration of all facets of the beef industry in Australia and facilitates new trade and export opportunities by exposing the local supply chain to the international industry leaders.
Tickets to the Hoofs Horns and Heroes Gala Ball are still available and can be purchased online at www.flyingdoctor.org.au/gala. The ticket price includes a delicious three course meal, drinks, and entertainment.
For further information on the ball, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Beef Australia 2012, visit www.beefaustralia.com.au.
Contact: Kate Philipson
RFDS Communications Coordinator
Phone: (07) 3860 1121 or 0407 595 014