Reigning AFL premiers the West Coast Eagles have welcomed back the Wally Foreman Foundation (WFF) Corporate Canter, with the event scheduled as the curtain raiser for Sunday 11 August's Round 21 showdown against the Adelaide Crows.
The match will mark West Coast's third consecutive hosting of the Canter, which enters its fifth year of running, having launched in 2015 as the opening event to the now-defunct Perth Track Classic.
The Corporate Canter is an annual light-hearted relay aimed at drawing out the friendly competition of the corporate sector and is the flagship event of the WFF.
WFF Chair Glen Foreman said: "West Coast has been unbelievably supportive and the Club's generosity in welcoming the Wally Foreman Foundation back in 2019 is greatly appreciated.
"Not only is this Club winning flags, but its support of the Wally Foreman Foundation also helps other West Australians turn their sporting dreams into reality.
"The Foundation last year marked $150k in grants across its first decade of existence, with some of the 45 recipients becoming national and world champions, Commonwealth and Olympic medallists.
"These are results all West Australians can be proud of, as they highlight the drive and talent of our athletes, who can take on and beat the world's best with a little support along the way."
Calling For Nominations
The 2019 Wally Foreman Foundation Corporate Canter provides organisations the opportunity to showcase their business or reward colleagues or clients with a unique opportunity in front of an Optus Stadium crowd, minutes before bouncedown.
Participating teams receive four tickets to the match, with runners encouraged to wear their organisation's polo/branded attire during the Canter to maximise the brand-exposure opportunity.
The Canter features up to eight teams running a 4x120m relay on a wing of Optus Stadium.
Team entry is $2500 and enquiries can be made via event coordinator Sam Maxwell (firstname.lastname@example.org | +61 438 842 123) for either nominations or further information.Wally Foreman Foundation
WFF aspires to continue the work of respected sports broadcaster and administrator Wally Foreman, who advocated strongly for WA athletes and coaches, before his passing in 2006.
The Foundation, through its activities and the generous support of the community, raises money to support athletes and coaches not covered by existing scholarships in pursuing sporting excellence.
The support of organisations such as the Western Australian Institute of Sport, the West Coast Eagles and the Carbine Club has helped the Foundation issue 45 scholarships since its inception.
Grants presented each year at the WA Institute of Sport annual awards night.
Applications for this year's round of scholarships will open around August/September.