Fundraising and Events - WA
One of the primary functions of the WAOC is fundraising for the Australian Olympic Team.
In 2016 our signature fundraising event was the Inaugural Premier's Olympic Dinner on Saturday 9 July at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Premier’s Olympic Dinner was an evening of celebration with nearly 900 guests in attendance including 100 Olympians from 2016 and years gone by. Western Australia celebrated the extraordinary achievement of our athletes being selected on the 2016 Australian Olympic Team and formally bid farewell to our WA based athletes as they continued on their Road to Rio.
Being held only once every four years the exclusive Premier’s Olympic Dinner is the highlight on Perth’s social and sporting calendars.
The Black Tie Rio Carnival themed Dinner was also an important fundraiser to help send our athletes to compete on the world stage at the Olympic Games. The Australian Olympic Committee is responsible for sending the Olympic Team to Rio and the $20m required is raised through fundraising, sponsorship, and Government support. The Olympic Team Appeal Committee WA successfully fundraised close to their $800,000 target.
Fundraising in WA is led by the Team Appeal Committee who oversee the conduct of numerous ongoing and one-off projects in conjunction with the State Government, Team Sponsors, the corporate community and the wider community.
This Committee, comprising of business people and Sponsor representatives is committed to ensuring our athletes have the opportunity to perform at their best while competing at the Olympic Games.
Since 1992, the WA Appeal has contributed nearly $5 million to the National Appeal through a variety of events and facilitation of donations.
All funds raised by the AOC and the WAOC go towards “the preparation, participation and recognition of members of Australia’s 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, and living allowances for all athletes competing at the Olympic Games.
WA TEAM APPEAL COMMITTEE
Mr Graham Moss (Acting Chairman in the interim)
|Mr Ron Eacott||Expo Group|
|Mr Paul Eteen-Bliss||Community Newspaper Group|
|Mr David Fardon||Linneys|
|Mr Peter Harris||PPR Communications|
|Mr Sean Lee||Gusto Gelato|
|Ms Kirstin Mardardy||Seven West Media|
|Mr Simon Martin||Allied Healthcare|
|Mr Lloyd Meredith||Consultant|
|Mr Sunil Narula||Chemist Warehouse|
|Mr Chris O'Brien||Liquorbarons|
|Mr Craig Robson||EY|
|Ms Karen Teong||Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre|
|Mr Andrew Vlahov||Sunrise Energy Group|
|Mr Chris Wharton||West Coast Eagles Football Club|
Mr Denis McInerney
Mr Michael Mitchell
Mr Ray Turner AM
Mr Tim Ungar
Mr Gavin Walton
Hon Richard Court AC
Mr Deane Pieters
Premier's Olympic Dinner
Perth's sporting elite gathered on 9 July to celebrate our 2016 Olympians
WA Olympic Team Appeal
The WA Olympic Team Appeal kicked off in style with an exclusive cocktail party held in the Office of the Premier.
Help our WA athletes realise their dream