Jim Stynes Foundation | Weekend Wrap

Melbourne Football Club supports JSF in Round 1

THERE was plenty to celebrate on the weekend, with Melbourne Football Club supporting the Jim Stynes Foundation (JSF) and raising money for some very special causes.

Before the Dees took the field on Sunday, fans were invited to join the inaugural JSF St Patrick’s Day Fundraiser on Saturday.

Held at former captain David Neitz’s new venue Brewmanity, this was an unmissable function that raised valuable funds for the causes that Stynes was most passionate about: the Reach Foundation, Melbourne City Mission, and Santa Teresa Community Projects.

Around 135 attendees, including Jules Lund, MC, and Russel Howcroft, Board Chair, raised approximately $20,000 for the Jim Stynes Foundation.

Other attendees included the much-loved Neitz, Irish Melbourne AFLW player Sinead Goldrick, comedian Titus O’Reilly, members of the Stynes family, and dancers from the Irish Dance School.

With a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of Irish fare consumed, attendees enjoyed the event and learned all about the Foundation’s ambitions.

On Sunday afternoon, the Round 1 match day was dedicated to supporting the Jim Stynes Foundation.

While Melbourne defeated the Western Bulldogs on the hallowed turf of the MCG, the President’s Club luncheon also kicked fundraising goals.

$5000 was raised in the room, with Melbourne sponsors Haymes Paints generously matching the donation, bringing the total to $10,000.

That means that the total money raised for the weekend exceeded $30,000, an amount gratefully received by the causes that JSF supports.

Keep your eyes peeled for more upcoming events and opportunities to donate and get involved.