Celeb eat-off raises $8000
WEDNESDAY night's Crust Pizza Bar celebrity pizza eating competition raised around $8000 for the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal.
Around 200 people including local sports stars gathered at the Coolangatta restaurant in a bid to raise money for victims of Queensland's recent natural disasters.
Funds raised through the sale of tickets, auctions and donations amounted to $4000, which was doubled by the Crust Group.
Co-organiser Deana Gray of Deana Gray Conveyancing said the event was organised in only around a week and the turnout was impressive.
“It was quite overwhelming the amount of people we got there and the support from local business and locals who turned out on the night,” she said.
“We really want to thank all the businesses who supported the evening and donated prizes for auction and to be raffled off.”
Ironwoman Hayley Bateup, former Olympic swimmer Sam Riley, Renae Gartner, members of the Jetstar Gold Coast Titans and Gold Coast Blaze mingled with the crowd while showing their support for the cause.
The eat-off was won by Hayley Bateup's team including Renae Gartner, Scott Prince, Luke O'Dwyer, Sam Riley and Mark Worthington.
The five founding members of the Crust franchise manned the kitchen churning out pizza with style.
Crust CEO and co-founder Michael Logos had the winning bid for the Joel Parkinson surf board but returned it for a live auction before raising an additional $1100.