Amazing Race at CSU for RDA

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Sonja was instrumental in the invention of the CSU Amazing Race. An event that ran over three consecutive years (2015 - 2017) at the Bathurst Campus. The event is designed to build community and collaborations between the university, local businesses and charities.
Over three years Sonja built and organised the games and activities which brought together many different people from diverse backgrounds. Teams were encouraged from both the community and inside CSU to compete against each other to raise funds for local charities.
Daffodil Cottage, a local charity that assists those with cancer, received the benefits in the first year to assist in building an extension on their services. In the second year, the Riding for the Disable group benefited with funds to build their new shed for housing animals. In the final year, Headspace, which caters for young people with mental illness received funds to go towards their local office to improve services for students of CSU.

Period28 Sep 2015 → 30 Mar 2016

Media coverage

2

Media coverage

  • TitleAmazing Race at CSU for RDA
    Media name/outletLocal News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date30/03/16
    DescriptionThe second annual 2016 Amazing Race for charity at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst is about to leap out of the starting blocks.Head of Campus at CSU in Bathurst Associate Professor Chika Anyanwu said, "Rain, hail or shine, there are eight teams ready to start on the first leg of six challenges at 3pm Wednesday 30 March."Teams can still be formed up to 2pm, and all funds raised this year go to the Bathurst and District Riding for the Disabled."This is a fun event for staff and students, and we need everyone's help to reach our target. So I urge the community to please donate now to support these wonderful students and staff who are giving their time and energy to help the cause."Donations can be made directly at http://csuamazingrace.com.au. All online donations over $2 are tax deductible, and an instant receipt will be emailed to everyone who donates.There will be a sausage sizzle outside Pulse (building 1414) from 1pm. Teams will assemble outside Pulse at 2.45pm for the 3pm start.Professor Anyanwu acknowledged the role of former Head of Campus Professor Jo-Anne Reid who hosted last year's event and was central to the organisation of the 2016 Amazing Race.A second Amazing Race event will be held on Wednesday 6 April at CSU in Bathurst.
    Producer/AuthorCSU
    URLhttps://news.csu.edu.au/local-news/bathurst/amazing-race-at-csu-for-rda
    PersonsSonja Maria
  • TitleCSU community races to help Daffodil Cottage
    Media name/outletWestern Advocate
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date28/09/15
    DescriptionSTAFF and students at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst have raised more than $8600 by staging the inaugural CSU Amazing Race to support local cancer support organisation Daffodil Cottage.
    URLhttps://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/3385012/csu-community-races-to-help-daffodil-cottage/
    PersonsSonja Maria

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleAn Amazing Race at CSU
    Media name/outletBathurst City Life
    CountryAustralia
    Date08/03/16
    DescriptionThe second annual 2016 Amazing Race for charity at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst leapt out of the starting blocks last week.

    Head of Campus at CSU in Bathurst Associate Professor Chika Anyanwu said there were eight teams that started the first leg of six challenges last Wednesday.

    “This is a fun event for staff and students, and we need everyone’s help to reach our target. So I urge the community to please donate now to support these wonderful students and staff who are giving their time and energy to help the cause,” he said.

    Donations can be made directly at http://csuamazingrace.com.au.
    URLwww.bathurstcitylife.com.au/people/an-amazing-race-at-csu/
    PersonsSonja Maria
  • TitleCSU's Amazing Race - for Riding for the Disabled, Bathurst
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date22/02/16
    DescriptionWebpage for CSU Amazing Race 2016
    URLhttps://makingadifference.gofundraise.com.au/page/csuamazingrace
    PersonsSonja Maria