Breakfast with Steve Waugh
Back in November, together with BDO Sunshine Coast and Telstra T Shop Biz, we held a Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon for our Alliance Partner Wishlist, a foundation dedicated to fundraising for the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Services. You can read all about it in our Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon blog post. Our way of fundraising on the day was for our guests to join the “300 Club” as there were 300 guests in attendance on Cup Day.
Once you joined the club as either a Silver, Gold or Platinum member you were given the opportunity to win a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser Sahara or $100,000 cash as well as invitations to exclusive 300 Club events throughout the year.
At Sunshine Toyota, we proudly hosted our first 300 Club event on Wednesday morning, “Breakfast with Steve Waugh”. We were delighted to invite the 300 Club to our dealership in Currimundi for a delicious breakfast (thanks Penfolds Catering) and to hear the cricketing legend speak in an intimate setting.
Steve Waugh captained the Australian cricket team from 1999-2004 and is arguably the greatest cricket captain we have seen, responsible for many victories and outstanding moments in Australian sporting history.
Steve shows great leadership both on and off the field and is involved in many philanthropic initiatives including his work as the patron of Camp Quality. Steve also created the Steve Waugh Foundation, which is dedicated to raising funds for kids with rare diseases.
Steve has been included in a list of One Hundred Australian Living Treasures by the National Trust of Australia, awarded an Order of Australia and the Australian Sports Medal and has written 13 books. His autobiography ‘Out of My Comfort Zone’ sold more than 230,000 copies which is double that of any other autobiography by an Australian sporting identity.
Steve was an engaging speaker and our guests were moved by his efforts to support the families of kids with rare diseases. He also spoke to our group business leaders about managing big egos on a team, making your own mistakes and not someone else’s and shared some of his career and personal highlights.