6. Donate to help Orienteering
The end of financial year is rapidly approaching with June 30 not that far away, and OA is continuing its fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation to allow tax-deductible donations.
Typically, June is the time when many community donors and philanthropists make their donations to the sports they support. That’s because from July 1, they will be able to lodge a tax receipt for their donations as part of their 2018-19 Tax Return. So why not donate to support an orienteering project now before it’s too late.
There are a range of fundraising projects available for you to choose from that will support Australia’s elite orienteers and OA itself. Many of these projects aim to help offset the high cost of our Senior and Junior elites representing Australia overseas. Information on the various projects can be found here - https://asf.org.au/?s=orienteering
There are 6 OA projects currently available are –
OA WOC Team Support
OA JWOC Team Support
OA High Performance Support
OA MTBO International Competition Support
Southern Arrows WOC/JWOC Representatives Support
West Australian elite MTBO rep Ricky Thackray is also seeking support with his overseas travel expenses and will again be representing Australia in the 2019 MTBO WOC in Denmark in July/August. Ricky’s project can be found here
So, don’t forget, every donation counts, no matter how small and of course all donations are tax deductable, but need to be made by the end of the month if you’re looking to include it in your 2018-19 Tax Return.
While on the topic of fundraising, if any orienteer is interested in helping with OA’s fundraising by developing, managing and promoting OA’s fundraising ASF projects and working with the athletes to develop their own fundraising , please contact Paul Prudhoe ( firstname.lastname@example.org
7. OCEANIA 2019 (THE AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS CARNIVAL)
ustralia's biggest multi-day orienteering event. Sept 28-Oct 6 (October School Holidays). Nine events over 10 days. Enjoy the beautiful regions of Wagga and Beechworth in springtime. Afternoons and evenings free for walks, wineries, cafes and history (It is Ned Kelly country). Open to orienteers of all ages and abilities. Accommodation filling fast, book asap! http://act.orienteering.asn.au/event-series/major-events/oceania-2019/
8. JUNIOR INVITATIONAL TOUR
A camp and organised program for kids aged 9-18, who are not in the State Teams, and their families. Held in conjunction with Oceania 2019.
You don’t have to be great at orienteering to attend, just keen. Learn new skills, make new friends and have lots of fun. Make it a school holiday to remember! http://act.orienteering.asn.au/event-series/major-events/oceania-2019/junior-invitational-tour/