Booba Derby fundraiser for local lad

South Football Club are hosting ‘a night of support’ on Saturday for local lad, Adam ‘Booba’ Slattery, who is currently in Adelaide undergoing treatment for life threatening leukemia, so they’re inviting the community to come along for a night of delight with cartoon horse racing, an auction, and much more.

Young Adam, aged 20, has been in the Royal Adelaide Hospital since November, and apart from a three day visit home to the Hill last month, his treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia T Cell is ongoing and about to increase to High Risk block 1, so South Football Club (SFC) Board decided to step up to help support the Slattery family during this challenging time.

We caught up with Booba Derby organiser and Chairman of the South Football Club (SFC), Michael Purcell.

“Adam played all his junior years and his initial senior years of AFL with the SFC, then moved over to North to play with some of his other mates,” Mr Purcell told the Barrier Truth this week.

“Knowing the Slatterys as we do, they’re always there to help others and would never put their hand out. Ever. And with Booba being quite special to most of us, the SFC Board got together and decided we would like to throw a night of support for Adam and his family, so  the people who haven’t been able to travel to Adelaide to see Adam can come along and show their support in another way,” said Mr Purcell.

The SFC Clubhouse doors will open from 1pm on Saturday (March 2) for a few member activities where non-members are more than welcome to go along to buy refreshments throughout the day while they watch.

But the real fun – the Booba Derby – will kick off from 8pm, so be sure to get to the SFC Clubhouse on the corner of Bonanza and Wilson Streets on Saturday night to take part in this light-hearted local event for a great cause.

  • 1pm to 5pm – 100 Club function
  • 5pm to 7pm – Holiday Draw
  • 8pm until late – Booba Derby

“Four Cartoon horse races will be the highlight of the event where punters can buy play money and have a cheeky bet,” says Mr Purcell.

“Race four will be the final, with the top three winning tickets sharing in an actual cash prize, with the larger percentage going directly to the Slattery family.”

“We will also be holding a live six horse race in the club, where the top six syndicate bidders can purchase their very own broom stick with a horse head to be ridden by six of Adam’s mates,” said Mr Purcell.

“We’ll have a great meat voucher door prize along with some other random things throughout the night,” he said. “It’s going to be a great night that’s open to everyone and anyone who would like to come along and join in on the fun while also raising money to support a good hearted, community-minded local family.”

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