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Events & Fundraising

Fundraising for the Australian Olympic Team is the primary function of the QOC, driven by committees in Regional Queensland headed by the Mayors of Local Governments, and a Corporate Fundraising Committee located in Brisbane.

The QOC has a target of $1 million from the National fundraising target of $7.8 million for the 2016 Australian Olympic Team. To achieve this target numerous ongoing and one off projects will be carried out.

All funds raised by both the AOC and the QOC go towards the preparation, participation and recognition of members of the Australian Olympic Team.

Preparation: includes AOC Funding Grants to assist each athlete in maximising their training potential and to provide them with the funding to undertake international competition and enhance their chances of qualifying for team selection.

Participation: includes travel, accommodation, uniforms, sporting equipment, living allowances for all athletes competing at the Olympic Games.

Government Donations

The Queensland Government has long been a proud and generous supporter of the Olympic movement, Queensland Olympians and the Australian Olympic Team.

In 2015, the Queensland Premier, Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, confirmed her government's continuing support of the Australian Olympic Team with her announcement of a $450,000 donation towards the 2016 Team Fund.

Functions

The QOC also raises funds by holding a number of key events involving high profile athletes and personalities.
 
In 2013 2 events were held.  The Qantas Celebrity Golf Classic at Links Hope Island in April, and Longreach 'City to the Bush' in August - taking the Olympians and Olympic Spirit back to the regional areas.

In 2014 the Qantas Celebrity Golf Classic was again held at Links Hope Island.  With beautiful blue skies all teams participated in 18 Holes of Texas Stableford Golf.  
 
3 August 2015, One Year to Go till RIO 2016, the Queensland Premier, Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, launched the Team Appeal in Queensland.
 


All proceeds go towards the 2016 Australian Olympic Team bound for RIO.