Pictured: Suzannah Crowell, CEO of K2 Knowledge Solutions, Australian Rugby Great Joe Roff, Georgina Carberry, Owner of StudioSpice&Co., and David Murray, Coach for Deaf Rugby Australia.
K2 are proud sponsors of the University of Canberra Brumbies as well as ACT Veterans Rugby. In May, Dom Mammoliti of iCognition, one of our partners in the EDRMS space, sent our CEO an email asking if K2 would be interested in supporting Deaf Rugby Australia as well. Two days later, she ran into Georgina Carberry, our graphic designer and owner of StudioSpice&Co., who happened to be in the process of deciding which organisation they could donate their corporate box to for the final Brumbies game against the Blues. Serendipity! K2 agreed to sponsor the catering in the box, and StudioSpice&Co. donated 15 tickets for Deaf Rugby Australia to sell.
Dom then asked his brother, CEO Joe Mammoliti, if iCognition wanted to purchase some of the tickets, and they generously bought all 15! At the game, Deaf Rugby Australia auctioned off an official jersey with all of the signatures of the 2012 Brumbies (which was won by our CEO), and we managed to raise over $5000. Rugby Great Joe Roff and current Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano joined us in the box, to the delight of everyone attending.
Deaf Rugby Australia is a non profit organisation and is run by volunteers. They are committed to providing assistance to deaf individuals in the Community, including juniors who want to take their passion for Rugby Union further. Deaf Rugby Australia recently announced that the patron for Deaf Rugby Australia is the Hon. John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia. For more information about Deaf Rugby Australia, please contact Richard Coulthard, Sponsorship Manager.