REVEALED: Whopping total raised at relay dinner
EVERY dollar has been counted after a top night's entertainment at this year's Captain's Dinner.
South Burnett Relay for life patron Carl Rackemann was proud to reveal the event raised a whopping $42,155 for cancer research.
"I thought it was tremendous,” he said.
"I am very pleased with how it went.”
The impressive total was a combination of the dinner tickets, auctions, raffles, bar and sponsorship.
Mr Rackemann said there were many highlights from the evening, but it was hard to go past world-record solo sailor Jessica Watson.
"Having her there was incredibly special,” he said.
"For her to take the trouble to come up from Melbourne to Kingaroy.”
The laugh-a-minute Greg Ritchie and former international rugby league star Michael Hancock rounded out a trio of great Australian sporting talent on the night.
"Sport gets a lot of bad headlines from time to time and the good stories don't make the news too often,” Rackemann said.
"But many past and present sports people do good things every day.
The Relay for Life patron acknowledged all those who attended and the hard-working crew behind the scenes.
"Thanks to everyone that attended and all the local people and businesses that supported the dinner,” he said.
"It all goes together to make it a success.”
The region now looks forward to the relay event on October 12 and 13 at the Kingaroy Showgrounds.