Inaugural Gala Dinner
In 2018, our inaugural Gala Dinner was held raising over $50,000 for The Starlight Foundation. The generosity of all our supporters was something special! A great night was enhanced by learning about all the wonderful things Starlight do for people like you and me who may have children with serious illness cope and endure the most heartbreaking time while they are being treated by a dedicated team of Doctors and Nurses!
The Larapinta Trek
In September of 2018, Steve undertook an ‘Adventure with Purpose’ on behalf of the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
This challenge was a once in a lifetime opportunity to accompany Starlight and like-minded business leaders, on an incredible Australian Outback adventure. Over five days, Steve stood on ancient escarpments and took in the vision of the ochre-coloured landscapes of Central Australia trekking one of Australia’s most magnificent trails.
The peace and the stillness during the night was inspiring and camping in the wilderness under a canopy of stars are what dreams are made of. Fundamentally, that what we all should be doing is living our dreams.
Essentially, Steve was able to experience everything that Starlight promised namely;
Raised funds for the Starlight Healthier Futures Initiative, supporting the health and well-being of kids in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.
Discovered the beauty of Central Australia and explore the mountains, valleys, rivers and desert landscapes of the Red Centre
As nightfall descends, camped under a blanket of stars, slept to the soothing sounds of the desert ǩ Ascend Mount Sonder, a 1380-meter peak all part of the trek through Australia’s most magnificent trails.
Steve would recommend the experience to all Business leaders and will gladly share some of the magical moments with you.
Sydney Half Marathon
It was a cold start, but things soon heated up as the kilometres added up.
Mike says “ This was one of the most scenic runs I have done in a long while, all through the rocks and Sydney harbour, how can one go wrong?”
Mackay Marina Half Marathon
It’s great being in the country, very flat run, very competitive - loved it!
Supporting Rugby League
As a former pro rugby league international, Steve has sponsored, donated and still plays in exhibition games. Recently returning to the field after many years of retirement.
And for the record - those tackles do hurt!
Boxing at Corporate Events
Steve has not only supported and sponsored some of Australia's greatest boxers, but he has also fought and won many boxing bouts himself and continues to push and test his physical and mental abilities through the sport.
Mike and Steve have had many sparring sessions. We can assume that Mike was a little sore the next day!
Dubrovnik Half Marathon
The Dubrovnik Half Marathon is a race with a five-star endorsement by European Athletics.
The start and finish are on Stradun, Dubrovnik’s most famous and longest street, after which course continues outside the Old Town all the way to the Rijeka Dubrovačka.
The Croatian sun is not one to mess with, which Steve found out first hand!
Gold Coast Marathon
The Gold Coast Marathon is a world-class international marathon which attracts around 28,000 participants of all ages and abilities from over 50 countries each year.
Renowned for its beautiful views, surf beaches and stunning broadwater, it's the ideal location in winter with running conditions featuring low humidity, little wind and mild temperatures.
In these conditions, you can bet that Mike is aiming for his personal best!