ONE particularly brave Footy Show host has earned Cardross Football Club a massive $10,000.
The Millewa Football League club has added a nice wad of money to their savings after Gary Lyon’s rousing, if ordinary, rendition of the Bon Jovi classic Blaze Of Glory on the popular Footy Show on Thursday night.
The show has run a segment in 2012 called the Power Of The Mind, where regular panel members are forced to face their fears to raise much needed money for a selected grass roots club.
Cardross, led by forward Darren “Plugger” McCarthy, entered the segment to help raise funds for the restoration of their oval, which was destroyed in the devastating floods of early 2011.
No games have been played at the oval since late 2010 and the Lions footballers and netballers were forced to train and play elsewhere.
Club president Gary Simpson said the prize would enable them to continue with the restoration of club facilities, including brand new clubrooms.
“This helps gets the club back in the black in terms of costs we need to pay off,” he said.
“A large amount of the money will go towards finishing off the new building.”
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Big bonus: Paris Stephens, Darren McCarthy and Ben Aworth from Cardross Football Club with the cheque they were awarded from The Footy Show.
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