Salsa Sorensen Association gives funding to five local groups


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The cheque presentation at Salsa Bar and Grill was well-attended by the Salsa Sorensen Team, their beneficiaries, and their supporters. Image: Supplied.
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Five Douglas Shire clubs and organisations have shared in grant money raised through local charity, the Salsa Sorensen Association.

Great Barrier Reef Legacy, the Mossman and District Gymnastics Club, the Douglas Shire Motor Sports Association, the Douglas Shire Hockey Club, and Mossman Primary State School P&C were all granted funding.

The Salsa Sorensen Charity Golf Day on Sunday, 18 August saw over 200 players and sponsors collectively raise more than $22,500 for the Salsa Sorensen Association. 

President of the Salsa Sorensen Association, Jenni Sorensen, said there was a great atmosphere at Salsa Bar and Grill when they handed over the grant money yesterday.

“It was fantastic,” she said.

“We had about 30 people there and Salsa put on great food and we had the cheque presentation. It was a really great day.”

The Brian Sorensen Cup charity golf day began in 2009 after the passing of local legend Brian Sorensen.

After five years of fundraising, Mrs Sorensen felt she wanted to do more for the community.

She approached Salsa Bar & Grill Directors, Rhys Bawden & Bill Conway, to help set up a local charity to enable the distribution of monies to groups in need throughout the Douglas Shire.

In 2014 the Salsa Sorensen Association Inc. was incorporated as a Queensland Association and is managed by a board of local directors.

The Douglas Shire Hockey Club will use their share of the funding for new sporting equipment.

GBR Legacy will invest in more VR Headsets and Camera Equipment to assist in their reef research projects.

Douglas Shire Motor Sports will gain a new shed while the Mossman State School P&C Association will buy new metal signs.

The Mossman and District Gymnastics Club will be able to purchase a new PA System with the funds.

Applications for eligible groups will open early in 2020. Please follow the Salsa Sorensen Facebook page for updates and information.

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