Moree Little Athletics receives $3400 Coles’ Community Chiller Bags’ grant

MOREE Little Athletics has received a grant of $3400 from Coles to buy brand new sports gear, thanks to funds raised through the sale of Coles’ Community Chiller Bags.

Little Athletics in Moree is one of 316 centres across Australia to share in more than $1.1 million in sports equipment grants from Coles.

Moree Little Athletics’ President Kelly James said the grant will make a big difference to the centre, which needed new equipment to continually provide a high quality and safe weekly experience for its young athletes.

“The Coles grant will allow us to buy training shot puts and discuses which will help the younger children learn the skills and gain confidence with these events before moving onto the weighted equipment,” Kelly said.

“We’ll also be able to purchase trolleys and an electronic starting kit to support our parent volunteers. The trolleys will enable our volunteers to transport equipment much faster and safer whilst the electronic starting kit will make our events and gala days more streamlined.”

State general manager Ivan Slunjski said Coles was delighted to provide grants to help the Little Athletics centres in locations such as Moree.

“Thanks to our customers who have bought our range of chiller bags at Coles stores, we have provided nearly $25,000 in sports equipment grants to Little Athletics centres in the New England region in areas such as Moree, Armidale, Inverell, Tamworth and Gwabegar. Overall Coles has donated around $400,000 across New South Wales in the past 12 months to help kids lead healthier, happier lives,” he said.

“The Moree Little Athletics Centre told us they would like to receive a grant to buy shot puts, discuses, trolleys and an electronic starting kit and we were delighted to help because we know these are an essential part of Little Athletics to support young budding athletes.”

In addition to the chiller bags, Coles sells Community Bags which help to raise funds for SecondBite, Guide Dogs Australia and Clean Up Australia.

All Community Bags are designed by school children as part of a bag design competition.

Media Release: November 8, 2019