Have a ball at Cabarita SLSC Raft Race Day
A SINGLE ping pong ball could prove a real money spinner for its lucky owner. Thousands of numbered ping pong balls, sold at $2 each, will be released downstream as part of Cabarita Surf Life Saving Club's major annual fundraiser on Sunday. The first ball to drift across the finish line will earn the winner $400. Hundreds are expected to turn out for the Raft Race and Family Picnic Day at Mooball Creek, Pottsville. Participants are required to source materials and build their own raft to race on the day. Entries are currently open in three categories including the classic raft race, which comprises traditionall raft varieties, the general novelty raft race and a special teen race for those aged 15 and under. Now in its seventh year, the event helps raise vital funds for the club and purchase of equipment. Among other activities on the day is the Harcourts Tweed Coast 1.2km Swim, with the first male and female swimmer across the line earning $100 each. Cabarita SLSC administration assistant Kerri Sommerville encouraged business and community groups to get behind the event, which last year raised more than $5000 for the surfclub. She said the event was a great opportunity for families to enjoy the great outdoors together. Sign on for the Raft Race and Family Picnic Day is from 9am. For more information contact the Cabarita Surf Lifesaving Club on 02 6676 1551.