After a week in which he became an unwitting but gracious spokesman against racism, and the victim of hurtful comments on two separate occasions, you would forgive Adam Goodes for avoiding the limelight for a while. He is, however, honouring his commitment to be the keynote speaker at an important event to be held at NSW Parliament House on 20 June 2013, the ‘Courage of Champions’ dinner.
The event held by the Cricketers Club of NSW to raise money for The LBW Trust. The LBW Trust is a unique charity that provides scholarships for the tertiary education of 700 students in the developing world. With a focus on female participation in tertiary education, the Trust has recently announced commitments to support 3 young women who have qualified for medicine degrees in the Helmund Province of Afghanistan, as well as funding for more than 50 severely disadvantaged students to attend the all-female SPRJ Kanyashala Trust college in Mumbai, taking courses ranging from dressmaking to psychology. For more details see lbwtrust.com.au.
Sharing the stage with Adam Goodes will be the iconic Australian sportswoman Ellyse Perry, who continues to represent Australia in both football and cricket, and was instrumental in Australia’s women’s cricket world cup victory this year. “It’s an honour to be an ambassador for the LBW Trust and also an honour to be sharing the stage with a legend like Adam Goodes, who really is an inspiration to us all,” said Ellyse.
“The work of the LBW Trust is extraordinary and I encourage everyone to support this wonderful cause. They are providing opportunities for those in less privileged communities abroad, that otherwise would not have the chance to excel.”