first_imgCoomera Comets Touch Association has announced a record fund raising total from it’s fourth annual “Touched by Cancer” Carnival held at Coomera Sport Park, Beattie Road Coomera on the 29 October 2006.  $6871 was raised for the Gold Coast Prostate Cancer Support and Network group from the one day tournament that has now become a permanant fixture on the Gold Coast community calandar.Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke was on hand as the special guest to make presentations to the winning teams.The 36 mixed teams who enthusiastically took to the fields had a great day of spirited competition and enjoyed the fun and friendship associated with this fantastic charity event.Local businesses united with tournament founder Carol Baumber and her band of committed volunteers at the Coomera Touch Association to raise awareness and much needed funds for education, prevention, and treatment of a condition that affects the lives of so many.Coomera Comets Touch Association President Carol Baumber was thrilled with the outcome of the event, which was supported by the South Queensland Region, Queensland Touch, and Touch Football Australia.“This event was a huge success because of  support and sponsorship from local businesses. Whilst this  event is primarily to create community awareness about Prostate Cancer, it has also raised the profile of the businesses that supported it. The opening of our new fields in 2007, will only increase the size of the tournament and the potential to raise even more funds for such a worthy cause.” Baumber said.$1000 was also raised for local schools and the Coomera community supported the event with over 1000 spectators attending the poular competition.Coomera Touch Association will open their new complex and fields on Saturday 24 February 2007 and plan a gala opening ceremony to celebrate the consolidation of the sport and their association in the local community. The fifth annual “Touched by Cancer” Carnival will be held on 28 October 2007.last_img

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