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Tennis legends ‘acing’ it for Canberra kids with cerebral palsy

John Fitzgerald and Todd Woodbridge join Maxim Invitational charity tennis event and help fund fit-out of new Cerebral Palsy Alliance therapy centre at Scullin

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Next Thursday’s Maxim Invitational Tennis Charity Event is shaping up to be much more than just a tennis competition, with action on the courts set to be life changing for children with cerebral palsy and their families living in Canberra and surrounding areas.

Aussie tennis legends John Fitzgerald and Todd Woodbridge will take to the courts for the invitational tournament, with paralympian Kath Proudfoot and Canberra Raiders star and Cerebral Palsy Alliance Ambassador Terry Campese joining celebrations off the courts.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance CEO Rob White said all money raised at the event will go towards fitting out the soon-to-be completed state of the art therapy centre at Scullin.

‘We are grateful for the support of Maxim Chartered Accountants, which run this annual event, as well as the high profile tennis and sporting stars who are giving up their time to participate’, Mr White said.

‘It is vital that children with cerebral palsy receive ongoing therapy and support to enable them to become as independent as possible and interact with their families and friends.

‘All money raised at next week’s event will help fit out our new centre at Scullin with the latest and most efficient equipment and facilities essential to support these local children.’

John Fitzgerald and Todd Woodbridge will join 26 corporate teams on the courts, with money raised via pledges for serves, points and games won. There will also be great prizes up for grabs at the after-tournament activities.  Local children with cerebral palsy and their families will also participate.

Mark Peatey, Partner at Maxim Chartered Accountants, says it is an honour for their practice to be associated with Cerebral Palsy Alliance and supporting such a worthy local charity.

‘Having the funds raised by the local business community at the Invitational Charity event being utilized by local Canberra families is an outstanding outcome for everyone’, Mark said. ‘The Maxim Invitational has also been extremely fortunate to secure Harvey Norman Commercial Division as their Principal Sponsor for the 2nd year running.

The new therapy centre on the corner of Chewing Street and Ross Smith Crescent at Scullin is due for completion in June this year. 

Released on 7 Feb 2014