As part of Adelaide Oval’s ongoing contribution to the local community, the Stadium Management Authority (SMA) will be teaming up with Guide Dogs SA/NT in a new charity partnership.
Through this collaboration, Adelaide Oval will provide the not-for-profit organisation the opportunity to raise funds and awareness of their work in enhancing community participation and wellbeing for South Australians living with vision impairment, other sensory impairment, and the families of children with autism.
Adelaide Oval SMA CEO Andrew Daniels said it was fantastic to be able to team up with an organisation that has been voted Australia’s most trusted charity for the past six years.
“We’re delighted we can support Guide Dogs SA/NT and help them to continue the vital work they do in enhancing the quality of life of people living with disability,” he said.
“The Adelaide Oval team is constantly striving to ensure the Oval provides a sense of belonging for all South Australians. These efforts will be further enhanced through the additional awareness and training we receive as part of our Guide Dogs SA/NT collaboration.”
Guide Dogs SA/NT CEO Aaron Chia said the organisation is delighted to partner with Adelaide Oval.
“Guide Dogs SA/NT and Adelaide Oval are two iconic South Australian brands with a strong history of supporting social inclusion,” he said.
“This partnership is an exciting opportunity to align our values and create a more vibrant and accessible community here in Adelaide.”
To mark the start of the two-year partnership, state blind cricketer Arron Lyall (26) stepped out on to Adelaide Oval with his Guide Dog, Helix.
“Adelaide Oval is an amazing place and it was an absolute honour to step out on the turf to celebrate this partnership. I made sure I bent down to touch the lawn and really take it all in,” Arron said.
“This partnership combines two things I really love; Guide Dogs, who have helped me so much, as well as cricket and sport which is quickly becoming a bigger part of my life.”
This will be Adelaide Oval’s third charity partner in the past five years, following successful partnerships with scosa and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation.
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