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Popular Southie wins the draw

Saturday, 9th May, 2020

Mark Keenan looking quite chuffed after he won the South Football Club’s $10,000 Cash Draw. PICTURE: Supplied Mark Keenan looking quite chuffed after he won the South Football Club’s $10,000 Cash Draw. PICTURE: Supplied

By Emily Ferguson

Last weekend the South Broken Hill Football Club hosted a $10,000 Cash Draw as a raffle fundraiser for the club. 

The raffle was originally planned as a social event for members at the club, but with recent restrictions, the SFC were forced to change it to an online draw. The club hosted a Facebook Live via their Facebook page where they announced the winner of the raffle was south faithful, Mark Keenan. 

South Football Club Chairman Luke Hendry said the football club is hoping to make this an annual fundraising event. 

“So it was the first year this year, the tickets sold exceptionally well so we’ll hopefully do it again next year I reckon.”

Although the event had to go digital, Hendry said it was still well received by members, with tickets selling very well. “It was still popular, when we get back up and running we’ll still have an event,” he said. 

Hendry said the winner of the cash draw, Mark Keenan, is a good south man.

“Mark has been with the club forever, as long as I can remember, he’s there every weekend, he’s a good club man and I’m glad it went to him,” he said. 

Mark was in disbelief when he received the news that he had won the big prize.

“He didn’t believe us obviously, Mel Keenan rang him and told him and I don’t think he believed her and he knew it was real when I rang him a bit later.”

South Football Club memberships are still available if anyone wants one. Hendry said they can be obtained by contacting him or via the South Football Club Facebook Page.

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