Inaugural Lararpinta Trek
After a week of community programs in Central Australia, we launched our Inaugural Larapinta Trek with a group of amazing people committed to raising funds to support the Charity Bounce programs in Aboriginal communities. The trek took place with NBL Legend Cal Bruton, Celebrity Chef Sean Connolly, and former Harlem Globetrotter Tracy Williams with 2 x Olympian Jenni Screen and Illawarra Hawks Captain Kevin White joining the fundraising efforts after delivering programs during the week in Central Australia.
There is still time to support one of our great fundraisers with 100% of funds raised supporting our Indigenous programs. Help us achieve our target of $40,000 by supporting one of our trek participants below…
Bret Mactavish -former NBA executive
Chris Tappendum- founder Six Black Pens
Danielle Mobbs- Hoop Dreams co-ordinator
Ian Heininger- Charity Bounce CEO
Jenni Screen- 2 x Olympian and Charity Bounce Ambassador
Josh Collier- Charity Bounce Youth Worker
Kevin White- Illawarra Hawks Captain
Oli Vickery- Founder Six Black Pens
Steve Dunn- Charity Bounce Chairman
Partnering with the only Aboriginal owned company the group was able to walk one of Australia’s most spectacular bushwalking and trekking experiences hosted by the communities we have been working with in Central Australia. More of the stories and photos to come over the next few weeks…
This unique three day trek was a way to raise funds to support Charity Bounce while enjoying a fun, immersive, educational and cultural experience by the only locally owned and operated Aboriginal tour company providing a deep and rich experience of Central Australia and Indigenous culture.
Interested in coming on our next trek? If so, keep your eyes peeled and sign up to our newsletter as we share some of the great moments from the trip over the next few weeks and let you know how to register your interest in joining us next time.
Here are a few of the photos (thanks to photographer Jem Cresswell) from the trip with more to come….
Check out the video below to see the programs delivered in Central Australia by Charity Bounce in partnership with the ABA in Central Australia last year as Kevin White from the Illawarra Hawks was joined by Townsville Fire player Darcee Garbin and NBL Hall of Famer Cal Bruton to inspire positive change in Aboriginal communities. The players delivered Stand Tall programs within the Nyewente and Ltyentye Apurte Aboriginal communities in and around Alice Springs and the Mutijulu community in Uluru.
Charity Bounce is a not for profit organisation that exists to inspire positive change to overcome disadvantage for individuals and communities. With a focus on Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders and Culturally Diverse communities, including newly arrived refugees we aim to move people toward a more positive future through the development of sports, the arts, health, education and employment focused social programs. The programs are delivered in partnership with professional athletes to motivate change and inspire.
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