I #ChooseToInclude

Special Olympics Australia’s Annual Sports Lunch at the MCG

  Thursday 18 November 2021
  12pm - 3pm 
   Melbourne Cricket Ground
  Individual: $200 | Table of 10: $1,900

People with intellectual disabilities know all too well what isolation and exclusion feels like. Sadly, COVID amplified these feelings.

Using sport, we’re championing inclusion. We want you to join the Inclusion Movement at our Annual Sports Lunch at the MCG.

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympics-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


Master of Ceremonies

Stephen Curry
Australian Comedian and Actor

Actor and comedian Stephen Curry is one of Australia’s most popular and busiest performers since becoming a household name with his breakout role as Dale Kerrigan in the much-loved classic Australian feature film The Castle in 1996. Since then, he has had leading roles in many films and television comedy and drama series and played some of our most memorable characters.

Stephen has a close connection with Special Olympics Australia. His niece, Georgia is an athlete with Special Olympics Victoria.

Join us at the 2021 Melbourne Sports Lunch at the MCG, where you will hear from Stephen as special guest MC and meet Georgia too.

Event Auctioneer

Nick Johnstone

Universally regarded as one of Melbourne’s leading Real Estate Agents, Nick Johnstone has sold many signature family homes and estates in the Bayside Real Estate area of Melbourne.  

Nick says, "A focus on service, a drive to succeed and the experience to achieve goals are just the start. The key to achieving success in any industry is to be passionate about what you do."

Nick’s passion for property industry is high, and he loves to work with families and investors who are the personalities to inhabit the homes he sells. What sets Nick apart from other agents is his genuine empathy for his clients – yes, he cares for them. A Brighton resident for all of his adult life, Nick is deeply entrenched in the life of the bayside community, with his children attending the local schools.

See Nick in action as our 2021 I#ChooseToInclude Melbourne Sports Lunch auctioneer!

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Should this event be postponed due to a COVID lockdown or restriction, Special Olympics Australia will do its best to provide guests with as much notice as possible regrading an alternate event date. Your ticket purchase will be honoured and carried forward to the new event date. Should you or your guests not be available to attend the new event date, you can send someone in your place, or Special Olympics Australia will provide you with a tax-deductible receipt for your ticket purchase or a refund.

For more information please contact our Special Olympics Australia team – catherinei@specialolympics.com.au