Funds set to help junior sports in region

There were bright smiles all round as Landmark Wyalkatchem (Quade AgriServices) raised $5000 for junior sports through the Bayer and Landmark Grow4Good program.

Bayer supported Landmark Wyalkatchem by donating a dollar amount for every pack of Aviator Xpro, Precept and Velocity sold during the fundraising period, with the challenge receiving amazing support from the community.

"Wyalkatchem, has unfortunately due to decreasing numbers not been able to put forward a junior football or hockey side for two years," Bernie Quade of Landmark Wyalkatchem/Quade AgriServices said.

"Recognising that, we would like to use these funds to reinvigorate sport in our local community.

"We are hoping that a Junior Sports clinic will encourage those parents and children that may not have been involved in sport in the past to get involved.

"We all know that sport for kids is extremely important in terms of improved physical and emotional health.

"Playing sport also helps children develop social skills, teaches them about teamwork and co-operating with others.

"All good attributes for life in general and in a small community in particular."

"It's a fantastic initiative from Bernie and the team, they really got behind the program and I couldn't be happier that they reached their target," Bayer's Tim Sippe said.

"I look forward to seeing some junior sports teams competing again soon!"

Ben Thompson of Bayer said: "It's clear our customers are committed to their communities and it's great that the program has made a major contribution to the already fantastic fundraising efforts of dedicated locals".