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Monster raffle yields $4300 for the panthers

BIG WINNERS: Panthers' players and officials Nathan Horne, Raife Gill, Alec Andrews and Chris Witham are looking forward to spending the $4300 from the Monster NRL raffle on upgrading their field.
BIG WINNERS: Panthers' players and officials Nathan Horne, Raife Gill, Alec Andrews and Chris Witham are looking forward to spending the $4300 from the Monster NRL raffle on upgrading their field.

ALEC Andrews reckons it was the easiest way to make money.

The Panthers Rugby League Club president has just received $4300 from the NRL's One Community Toyota Monster Raffle.

“The NRL organises all the prizes valued at $67,000, which includes two Toyota Corollas, a Harvey Norman bedding package, a 2010 Ultimate Rugby League experience and a 2009 signed Kangaroos jersey,” Andrews said.

“All we had to do was sell the tickets and then all the money we raise is given back to the club.”

Last year the club used the money from the raffle to help purchase the rainwater tanks they are currently using to water their fields.

This year they intend to spend the $4300 to further repair and upgrade the field.

“It is difficult for smaller country rugby league clubs, such as ours, to fundraise to the level of this raffle,” Andrews said.

“There is no way we could pull together these types of prizes.

“Our home grounds are used by a few other sporting codes so it is excellent to have the funds to repair the grounds after a long season.”


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