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Fencing fundraising for the COLA renovation

Hi all,

As the end of the financial year draws closer, I’d like to take this opportunity to inform parents and supporters to an opportunity to make a tax deductable donation to SBHS Fencing. In cooperation with SBHS Cricket, we are currently fundraising for the long overdue (and needed) renovation of the COLA (Covered Outdoor Leisure Area) Centre. As Cricket uses the venue in the Summer season and it is our home for Fencing training in the Winter season, it is in our interest to contribute towards this renovation to improve the training facilities for our boys.

The renovations will include resurfacing of the turf, an overhaul of the netting system for easier transition to an open space (for Fencing) and additional canopy coverage to protect the area from wind and rain. This renovation is quoted at $75 000. Any help from parents and supporters would be greatly appreciated.

If you’d like to make a tax deductible donation or would like to pass this link to any other supporters who might be interested to help, please visit the link below:

Donate to SBHS Fencing

(Donations are made through the Australian Sports Foundation)

Thank you for your time and attention on this matter.

Warmest regards,

Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing




1 Comment

  1. Carrie Waring says:

    Hi Dat, I am planning, if all goes well, to put in a funding application on behalf of the school (foundation as it’s a DGR) for the COLA renovation to the Community Building Partnership Grants Program. I put in an application for the COLA in 201) which was successful and another in 2011 for upgrades to Double Bay Sailing Club (for the sailiing program) which was also successful. There’s no guarantee, but fingers crossed we can get about half the upcoming costs.

    I’ll work with Dr Jaggar and the cricket MIC regarding quotes, uses, etc. I have some information about the use of the COLA from the 2010 application but that may have changed. It’s important that the facilities being funded are used as broadly by the community as possible, which the COLA is, so if you have input about community fencing use or others that you know of, please pass it along.

    Who uses it, how often, what age groups, etc.

    Thanks Carrie


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