On Sunday 10 April, David attended the North Caulfield Maccabi Junior Football (Soccer) Club’s first ever preseason presentation day.
David, along with senior footballers, Ryan Milstein and Gideon Sweet, Glen Eira councillor, Steve Tang, and senior club committee members provided all registered junior players with their uniforms as well as some fantastic gifts. Players received Maccabi caps, water bottles, Milo bags, a free drink voucher and a free “Four Four Two” football magazine.
Additionally, the junior players got to take advantage of an Athlete’s Foot boot truck available for any footballers’ last minute needs. Mini Melts also put up their marquee offering discounted ice creams to registered players and the new look Macc Kiosk was open for business.
David was particularly touched by the presence at the event of the ‘Bootback’ program, which collects used football boots to be cleaned, polished and donated to underprivileged children in other football communities. The program is supported by the Reagan Milstein Foundation, which was created in memory of a sports-loving teenager who died tragically in July last year. It aims to raise funds to offer financial and moral support to Australian youngsters who may not have the opportunity or financial resources to play sport or be involved in a sports club, with a special interest in Indigenous Australian youth.
“Fantastic programs like this ensure that we don’t forget about the less fortunate even as we support our own youth in their sporting endeavours,” David said. “They are truly emblematic of the generous and compassionate nature of our community”.
For more information on the club go to http://www.ncmjfc.com.au/ and for further information about the Reagan Milstein Foundation please see http://www.reaganmilsteinfoundation.com/