Owners of the Brisbane Roar Football Club, the Bakrie family, has donated 1000 tickets to this weekend’s match against Wellington Phoenix to be distributed to Logan flood victims and those who worked and volunteered during the natural disaster.
Deputy Mayor Cr Cherie Dalley said the generous offer followed a visit to the region by Roar CEO, Mark Kingsman to inspect the Logan Metro sports fields, currently under construction to be the new training ground for the Roar.
“I don’t think there would be anyone who could not be affected by the devastation to our region and the huge personal loss many residents experienced as a result of the floods earlier this month,” she said.
“Mark also witnessed the hard work of State Emergency Service (SES) workers and volunteers and said the family wanted to say ‘thank you’ and offer support, so he has given us 1000 tickets to this Sunday’s match between the Roar and Wellington Phoenix at Suncorp Stadium.”
Chair of Council’s Sport and Community Services Committee, Cr Steve Swenson, said the tickets would be distributed to residents, SES, Volunteering Queensland and Council employees who helped with the flood clean-up.
“This is a very generous offer by the Bakrie family and I am sure recipients of the tickets will enjoy some light relief from a fortnight of hard work of cleaning and helping a community get back on its feet,” he said.
“We all saw the bravery and compassion of SES workers, police, volunteers and Council workers who came to the aid of hundreds of people who lost homes and possessions as a result of these floods.
“For many residents the clean-up is continuing and this offer will give families some time together for a few hours and enable them to put that hard work on hold and enjoy a great game of football.
“On behalf of Council and Logan residents, I’d like to thank the Bakrie family for this offer.”
Council has allocated 250 tickets each to the State Emergency Service (SES) and Volunteering Queensland and 100 tickets to Council employees who worked during the floods