It is just one week until the annual AUSXC Cocktail Night in Melbourne (28 Glassford St, Armadale, 3143) on Friday October 7 starting at 7 pm. The evening doubles as a celebration of Australian cross country ski racing for 2016 and a fundraiser for Australian athletes heading overseas to represent their country in international competition. Combined with other fundraising activities under the XC Towards 2018 banner, nearly $30,000 was raised towards athletes expenses in the 2015/2016 season.
Tickets for the evening are available via the Trybooking website. Drinks and finger food are provided, and National Team athletes are already hard at work collecting items for the silent and live auctions held on the night and putting together audio/visual material (not to mention training for the competitions).
Major events for the Australian Team this coming season include the 2017 World Championship in Lahti, Finland, the 2017 World Junior/U23 Championship in Soldier Hollow, USA, the 2017 Winter Universiade Winter Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and targeted events on the World Cup circuit between December and March.
Skiers, friends and families of skiers, non-skiers, even skikers are all welcome. If you can’t make it on the night, tax deductible donations can also be made via the Australian Sports Foundation XC Towards 2018 project page.