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 had a target of $700,000 from the National fundraising target of $6.5 million for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team. To achieve this target numerous ongoing and one off projects were carried out with support being sought from sponsors, licensed clubs and community groups.

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

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 memvement, Queensland Olympians and the Australian Olympic Team.

In 2013, the Queensland Premier, Hon. Campbell Newman, confirmed his government's continuing support of the Australian Olympic Team with his announcement of a $500,000 donation towards the 2016 Team Fund.

Functions

The QOC also raises funds by holding a number of key events including luncheons and dinners involving high profile athletes and personalities. 2013 saw the QOC in association with Red and White Events hold 2 significant events.  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.
On Monday 20 October 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.  All proceeds of the day went towards the 2016 Australian Olympic Team bound for RIO.