The Goldfields Giants had an extra incentive to score big in the State Basketball League last Saturday night, with charity dollars hanging on every shot.
And the team came through big time, scoring 94-points and almost $4500 for Radio West’s Give Me Five For Kids.
Giants chairman Daniel Bowler said the idea for the charity drive came about after McDonald’s owner Scott Gunson offered to pledge $10 to the cause for every point scored by the Giants during the game.
That prompted fellow Giants sponsors Pettingill Blasting Services, Barcon Logistics and Gold Fields St Ives to match the offer. Members of the Giants committee also pledged money, boosting the impressive total.
Mr Bowler and Mr Gunson said they hoped the idea would become an annual event for Give Me Five For Kids, which raises money for Goldfields families with sick children. Mr Gunson said the charity was close to his heart.
“It’s something I have supported ever since I came to town,” he said.