McDonald House Charity South East Queensland will have a room for a whole year ‘sponsored’ by the Aquis Gold Coast Titans from proceeds of the annual charity ball presented by Audi Centre Gold Coast.
 
RMHC’s Steve Whitehead received a cheque for over $34,000 today from Titans Chair Rebecca Frizelle at the Gold Coast Audi Group’s Southport premises. 

The ongoing success of the  Aquis Titans Charity Ball, the social night of nights on the Gold Coast, is made largely possible by the support of Audi Centre Gold Coast.
 
The 2016 Auqis Titans Ball was held at RACV Royal Pines Resort and attracted over 800 people with all profits going to Ronald McDonald House Charity, South East Queensland.

Guests on the night where entertained by local acts Amy Shark, Devine and Aerial Angels with guest bidding on over 50 silent auction and five-stage auction items.
 
Mr Whitehead said today: “We are very fortunate that in one of our largest catchment areas we have two great community partners in the Aquis Gold Coast Titans and Audi Centre Gold Coast.

“The funds raised will cover the costs of one McDonald House room for a whole year at our new house located in Herston.

“The assistance from the ball was the tip of the iceberg in community support the Titans give us. You add player appearances at our houses and tickets to games for parents who wouldn’t normally be able to attend … they are dream come true experiences for those families.

“We accept this cheque with great appreciation and look forward to our strong association continuing.”

Titans chair Rebecca Frizelle said the club and Audi Centre Gold Coast were absolutely delighted to support Ronald McDonald House in such a way.

“We have had a long association with Ronald McDonald House who took the position of front of jersey sponsor early last season when we didn’t have a naming rights sponsor, and we displayed that jersey with great pride." she said

“Audi Centre Gold Coast, which donated the Audi A4 which was auctioned on the night, has had a proud association with RMH too and over three years has raised over $700,000 as well.

“We very proud of our support of Ronald McDonald House and our close association in helping them assist so many families in south-east Queensland and we are very honoured that the proceeds of the charity ball will fund a room for needy families for a whole year.

"Out association goes further than that with many of our players giving up their own time to visit the houses in Brisbane and bringing joy to so many families, and welcoming many of the children and their families into our dressing rooms.

"The look on the faces of those children is reward enough for what we try to do to help with what they are going through."