On April 9th 2022 during a rugby union game in West Wyalong, Boorowa Goldies player Nathan Stapleton fractured his neck. Sadly, the injury damaged Nathan’s spinal cord at the C4 level of his cervical vertebrae, leaving Nathan quadriplegic.
Nathan remains in hospital in Sydney and his wife Kate and son Harry have moved to Sydney to be closer to him. Nathan and Kate are soon expecting their second child.
For their annual charity Ladies Day, the Boorowa Rugby Club has decided that all proceeds raised will be donated to Nathan and his family.
The money raised will be used for medical expenses, rehabilitation, modifications to their home/vehicles, accommodation/travel for Kate and the children, and any other support required for Nathan’s ongoing recovery.
The Ladies Day will include both men’s and women’s teams, the Goldies and the Goldilocks, playing in special Ladies Day jerseys. These will be auctioned off after the game.
Auctions Plus have come on board to assist with these auctions and the jerseys will be available to bid on online from Tuesday the 12th of July at 9am with the auction closing at 9pm on Saturday July 16th. This will allow people to bid on an item regardless if they are present at our Ladies Day auction.
There are also a number of other auction items on offer. Some of these will be auctioned live after the game from 6pm at the Boorowa Hotel.
In addition, a number of items will be interfaced online with Auctions Plus allowing broader community members to bid on these items without being present at the function.
These items include a signed NSW Waratahs jersey, signed Cronulla Sharks ANZAC Round 2022 jersey, artwork by local artist Stella Evans, signed NSW Waratahs ball, NRL ambassador foundation experience, 4 x Category 1 tickets to a NSW Waratahs game in the 2023 season, a signed Rugby World Cup 2019 match ball, and lots more.
The club is incredibly grateful to the many organisations and people who have been so generous with their donations to the charity auction.
Information on these items is available on the Boorowa Rugby Club Facebook page in the lead up to the Ladies Day event. Links to items available through Auctions Plus is also provided.
For further information on auction items and event details please refer to the Club’s social media pages or you can contact a club representative:
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