Welcome to the 2016 TAB Great Chase Community Event where Victoria’s greyhounds run for local community groups supporting the elderly and the intellectually and physically disabled. It’s a great day out at the races for the groups and the people they care for and an opportunity for their groups to win cash prizes to support their good work.
Since 2003, the annual Great Chase Community Days have raised over $500,000 and provided race day action and excitement for hundreds of community groups and thousands of their clients around Victoria. This year, nearly 100 groups shared in $44,000 in prize money.
The Ballarat Great Chase Community Day
Around 70 people from seven community groups turned up for Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club’s Great Chase Community Day on 12 September. The groups were:
McCallum Disability Services; McCallum Lyons Street; Pinnacle Inc; Riding Develops Abilities Ballarat; Riding Develops Abilities Maryborough; Special Olympics Ballarat Region; and Woodbine.
Ballarat – McCallum Disability Services and Riding for the Disability Association Ballarat each drew winning greyhounds in the four allocated races while all the other groups attending also went home with some prize money.
“It was a fun day for all of us and our winnings will help pay for some Christmas activities we are planning for our clients.” – Karen Spratling – McCallum Disability Services