The Epic Good Foundation is all set to host their KICK ON dinner event this month, to raise awareness and vital funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Held on Friday 27 May at the Fox Hotel in South Brisbane, KICK ON will feature live auctions, celebrity meet and greets and music by Indigenous superstars, all in aid of Indigenous literacy.
Lifetime Ambassador of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and Manager of the Epic Good Foundation, Dr. Anita Heiss says they hope to raise $20,000 from the event, to help buy much needed new and culturally appropriate books for over 250 remote communities and organisations, including many Queensland based communities.
Dr Weiss recently connected the Epic Good Foundation’s Hawthorn Indigenous Program with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation so they could work together to raise funds.
“This new partnership between two like-minded Foundations will help inspire our young people who love their footy but need the resources and skills to experience how reading will open many, many doors and a lifetime of opportunities for them,’ she says.
As the first step in a new partnership between the two Foundations, KICK ON promises to be full of entertainment and high energy with performances by internationally renowned didg-fusion musician William Barton together with the soulful melodies of singer/songwriter Georgia Corowa.
Executive Director of The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Karen Williams says the Indigenous Literacy Foundation is enormously honoured to be working with a Foundation that recognised the long-term importance of raising literacy levels in Indigenous communities.
“Motivating children through their sport is enormously effective and powerful,” she says.
KICK ON will feature a live auction with amazing items for bidding, including an autographed guitar owned by Troy Cassar-Daley, an $8000 painting by Brisbane based Ralph Wilson, an autographed Hawks Guernsey, a Gilimbaa designed football, and even character naming rights in bestselling author, Anita Heiss’s next novel.
There will also be a private dinner with the stars of the ABC’s Black Comedy series, Aaron Fa’aoso and Steven Oliver, a Kate Grenville bookclub visit and a host of football memorabilia to bid for.
Raffle items on the night include travel vouchers, theatre tickets, dining experiences and more!
KICK ON will be held on Friday 27 May at The Fox Hotel on Melbourne Street in South Brisbane. For more information or for tickets visit www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au