The Royal Park Football Netball Club has bagged almost $900 as a direct result of the Maryborough Gold Cup meet last Friday.
Nominated by the Maryborough Harness Racing Club, Royal Park is $877 richer thanks to a Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) scheme for sporting clubs local to country cup meets across the state.
The Grassroots Gold program sees HRV donate $500 to the HRV GoodForm team, which is then used to bet on behalf of a nominated sporting club to hopefully create a further profit throughout the day.
Maryborough Harness Racing Club secretary Les Chapman said the first trial of the program in
Maryborough was a success and the club is proud they could help Royal Park by nominating them.
“Royal Park holds functions here often to support our club, so they were the obvious choice for us. We got to support them in return,” he said.
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