16 Aug 2017

This week we kick off their first joint visit to Sarina as part of our three-year community-based partnership with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys.

NQBP Chief Executive Officer Steve Lewis said the partnership with the Cowboys aims to inspire young people in port communities and educate them about the importance of positive life choices.

“The partnership is centred on both organisations’ shared values of community engagement, leadership, innovation and integrity including a focus on Indigenous communities and children,” Mr Lewis said.

“Like the Cowboys, North Queenslanders have a pioneering spirit that sees us succeed even when times may be challenging and unpredictable.

“We understand that working in regional and remote locations brings with it unique pressures as well as many wonderful opportunities.

“When we all work together as North Queenslanders, we can stay ahead of the game to ensure we are ready to meet any challenges that lie ahead.”

As part of the partnership, the two-day visit to Sarina will include a variety of events including junior skills sessions, school visits and a business networking event for local businesses.

The children’s skills and drills session conducted by Cowboys club legends Brent Tate and Matt Bowen in conjunction with Cowboys development staff will be held at Ray Edwards Oval Senior Field from 4pm to 5pm on Wednesday 16 August.

A visit to Alligator Creek State School is also scheduled for Wednesday, while visits to Sarina State School, Sarina State High School, and St Anne’s Catholic Primary School will happen on Thursday 17 August using the personality power of the players to encourage local Sarina students to make the right choices for success.

In addition, Cowboys Chief Executive Officer Greg Tonner and NQBP General Manager Engineer and Development Dr Rochelle Macdonald will also be guest speakers at Mackay Region Chamber of Commerce networking event in Sarina on Wednesday 16 August from 6pm.

“Our partnership with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys is designed to inspire children and reinforce a never-give-up message to the Sarina community,” Mr Lewis said.