SHAE Acadmey and The Salvation Army are hosting a fundraiser sportsman's dinner next week to raise money for the Red Shield Appeal, with rugby league legend and current Fox Sports NRL commentator Steve 'Blocker' Roach the guest speaker.
"It was a bit of a joint effort between myself and JP (Moree Salvation Army program manager Jason Poutawa) from Salvos," SHAE Academy CEO Chris Binge said.
"I've had a little bit to do with Blocka over the years and me and JP had a bit of a thought of doing something that could bring something to town in relation to a fundraiser for the Red Shield Appeal."
Roach will be on hand to to discuss his career, his thoughts on the game of rugby league today and share a few stories from his playing days representing Balmain Tigers, NSW and Australia.
"He'll have a lot of fun. I've been with Blocka a couple of times when he's done these kinds of things. It's bloody hilarious, he can definitely spin a yarn," Binge said.
There will be an opportunity for some Q and A with Roach and he will also be bringing some of his sporting memorabilia that will be available through a silent auction.
"I think it'll be a really good night," Binge said.
"There will be a lot of fun things throughout the night and it's a good opportunity to meet one of the game's greats. He's definitely a character in the game for a lot of good reasons."
The fundraiser will be held at the SHAE Academy on Tuesday, May 21 from 6.30pm to 9pm.
Tickets are $30 or $300 for a table, with dinner and light refreshments provided on the night, and can be purchased by calling the SHAE Academy on 6752 1717 or by visiting the centre at 114 Anne Street.
"We hope to get as many people as possible and all the funds are going towards a great cause."