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Footbike Dinner

June 29, 2010 0 Comments

Sonomas Footbike DinnerMore than 80 fun-loving, footbike-supporting, food-loving diners crowded into Sonomas of Sandgate on Sunday evening. Their purpose?

To share some delicious Italian fare in a bid to support the Australian Footbike Team on their trip to compete in the World Championships this year in Italy.

And their support wasn’t the only thing they ‘bid’ on…

Sonomas AuctionClose to $5000 was raised with raffles and a frenzy of bidding during an auction on a range of items that included a helicopter flight for 3 people, training sessions with the Absolutely Flabless Team, Tuskc Jewellery and a laptop computer.

Special thanks to Justin Nickerson the Auctioneer, whose good humour and endless energy kept diners entertained. Justin took everything in his stride with hilarious moments that included a gentleman who kept ‘out bidding’ himself on a number of occassions and a baby who diners swear called a bid during the last moments on a high ticket item. It should be noted that this notorious bidding baby was quickly pacified by Dad offering a dummy (‘pacifier’ for our international readers).

There was much laughter, clinking of wine glasses, murmurs of food appreciation, and of course cheering over the highlight of the evening…

The Australian Footbike Team showcased the uniforms they will wear in the 2010 World Scooter Championships in Italy in August.

Team members, Alan Stewart, Sharon Simmons and Ali Hassan were resplendant in their uniforms featuring the traditional colours of Australia – green and gold and sporting the Australian flags on their sleeves. Present also were the logos of the team sponsors, Budgie 1 – Helicopters for Kidz, Ride Oz, Kickbike Australia and Dante’s Pizzaria.

Diners chuckled and many glasses were raised as Alan, Sharon and Ali did the model walk and wiggled their backsides.

Australian Footbike Team 2010

The Australian Footbike Team 2010 - Deb Stewart, Kerrie Lathopolous, Sharon Simmons, Alan Stewart, Ali Hassan, Lyn Armstrong and Bruce Cook enjoying the night at Sonomas

A fantastic evening was had by all and the night was wound up with Sonomas famous Gelato.

Thanks to all who attended and the organisers, Sharon Simmons, Kerrie Lathopolous, Bruce Cook and Jo Hassan. Thank you to the sponsors and local businesses who donated products for the auction – without your support the auction who not have been such a success. Also special thanks to Sonomas of Sandgate for their support, great service and delicious food!

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