Monday, June 23, 2014

A marathon effort to support Harri

Harri and I had a meeting recently with an enthusiastic teacher Peter, who enjoys cycling. He is planning a mamoth ride from Sydney to the Gold Coast, where he works, later this year as a fundraiser for Harri's HOPE.
His school is getting behind him and supporting on his ride, as is his wife's school here in Brisbane, where i referee touch football.
At the meeting, Harri was presented with a signed Titan's league ball, having heard that Harri is a avid supporter. Stay tuned for more new on this later in the year.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Special thanks

I wish to say a special thanks to staff at Jetstar airlines and the Carlyle Hotel for making our travel to Hobart and stay in Hobart a very pleasant experience.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Harri returns from the Nationals

Harri arrived home on Thursday, from the Disabled Ten Pin Bowling National Tournament in Hobart. Over the 3 days Harri bowled 19 games in singles, doubles and trio's, and 4 games for QLD Cole Cup Team on Wednesday. The first weekend saw Harri struggle to adjust to the climate (cold Hobart), the conditions (very crowded venue) and the venue itself. Most of his games coming under his average. By the Tuesday Harri had relaxed more to the conditions and acclimatised better. His scores had lifted, but he was still struggling with the different oil pattern on the lanes. So a decision was made to change his setup with the bowling ramp mid tournament. Come Wednesday Harri was making his average scores more easily and represented Queensland well in 4 of the 7 matches he was selected to bowl in. The team struggled to be at their best and finished out of the standings at the end of the tournament. The Open State Team however came home with the trophy.

On one of our days off we were able to partake in a bit of sight seeing around Hobart. We dropped into the visitor information centre where this photo was taken. It was a great week.

Monday, June 2, 2014

a Courage award for Harri

Harri was nominated for a Lion's Courage award for showing courage to overcome adversity and in recognition in representing his state in 10pin bowling. Harri was thrilled by the award.


This week also sees the trial of the mount for the SGD begin. Just in time to go to Hobart for the nationals. Harri's last hit out before we depart saw a 3-0 victory for his team and a solid 19 over average in 1 of the 3 games, the best score he has bowled in the last 6 weeks.

Also close after his return home is the  City2South 14km fun run fundraiser, if you would like to make a donation/ sponsor the team please follow this link

Harri's HOPE runners

Cheers MC