A COLLECTION of colourful memorabilia from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has been put up for auction, with all proceeds to be injected into the Gold Coast Community Fund.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she expects the fund to receive more than $30,000 from the auction, which includes Games assets and more than 171 pieces of sports equipment.
Among the items up for grabs include medal presentations trays, relay batons and match balls signed by Team Australia athletes and their competitors from across the Commonwealth.
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The discus used by gold medalist Fedrick Dacres of Jamaica is already up $2000, while a match netball signed by Team Australia is going for more than $800.
To see the full list of items listed for auction, click here.
“These are not just objects – they are take-home memories of Australian sporting history and could take pride of place on the mantelpiece, or even in the Man Cave or She Shed,” the Premier said.
“I’m delighted the Gold Coast Community Fund, which delivers financial assistance to individuals and charities throughout the Gold Coast region, will be the beneficiary of this auction.
“For almost two decades, the GCCF has extended a helping hand to people within their local community suffering financial hardship.
“Secure in the knowledge that your money will be going to a fantastic cause, I encourage everyone to take a look at the items on auction, raise a virtual paddle and get bidding.”
Established in early 2000 by some of the city’s leading business figures, the Gold Coast Community Fund raises money through a variety of initiatives for a broad range of charities, community groups and individuals.
The GCCF previously raised more than $300,000 through the GC2018 Charity Gala, held at The Star Gold Coast in November last year.
The GC2018 memorabilia online auction will run until 30 April 2018.
For more information, click here.