TJ Straw

2023 Team Australia

Fundraising

We love fundraising as it shows our community what we have achieved ?. 
Money boards ? have been great but we are thinking something a little more fun. 
Keep an eye ? out. More news on that soon. 

Playing against mainstream teams

For the past 6 or so years the Mackay Fire ?  region has been included in the Mackay Australia Day ??  Basketball ? mainstream Competition. 
The last two years there have been a girls team also included. 
This year all the other teams played in a fun way that saw our Mackay Fire ? teams not only enjoy the weekend immensely, but also have a win or two.  
Scroll all the way down to see a photo of the team I played in. 

Australia Day Award Nomination

Honoured to receive a nomination for sportsman of the year this year. 
Winner was well deserved of the the award. 
Proud to be included in the lineup. 

Feeling grateful

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We have received donations from people from past, and life enhancing, experiences in TJs life and feel so very grateful for their support. 
Mum

Travel

Special Olympics has enabled me to travel while playing a sport I love that helps keep me fit and healthy. 

Qualifying to represent Australia

I travelled to Launceston in Tasmania and won gold with my mixed team.
We had fun meeting players from the other states

Will you get me to the World Games?

I'm so proud to have been picked to wear the green and gold at the World Games in Berlin. 

To be part of an Australian team and go overseas will be a dream come true. But I need to raise $9,000 to get there. That’s a lot of money and I need your help!   

Will you please donate today and get me to Berlin? I promise I will do my best and make Australia proud. If you donate through this page YOUR money goes directly towards MY fundraising goal.  

You can donate any amount you want, but I like these amounts:  

$64 because it represents each athlete 

$28 because it represents each official 

$92 because it represents the whole team  

$150 because it’s just a good number!  

I’m told that donations of $2 and over are tax-deductible, so please donate and help me get to the Games. 

I’ll let our team know that you’re awesome because you support us. Thank you! 

My Achievements

Uploaded a profile picture

Updated my story

Shared my page

Received first donation

Reached 25% of fundraising goal

Reached 50% of fundraising goal

Reached 75% of fundraising goal

Reached 100% of fundraising goal

Thank you to my Sponsors

$6.38k

Epsa Pacific Pty Ltd

We wish you all the best at the games TJ!

$520

Anonymous

$202.56

Gaz Bergman

$192 Days until the games. I'm excited that you are a sportsman and a dancer! That makes you perfect to represent Australia!

$105.50

Elaine And Michael

Congratulations and good luck TJ from Elaine and Michael

$97.06

Tracey Fairman

Good luck TJ

$67.52

Miss Brodene Straw

Congratulations TJ, hope you have a wonderful time representing Australia. Wishing you a very happy 30th birthday :)

$67.52

Jenni Richards

All the best TJ, enjoy the experience,💙💜💚

$64

Barrett Family

All the best for Berlin!!!!

$50

Glenys, Greg And Annie

Congratulations on making the Australian Team, TJ! What a wonderful achievement! Hope you have a terrific time in Berlin!

$50

Rachael Meers

$50

Steve And Lynda O’keeffe

Good luck TJ we hope you have a wonderful time.

$50

Anonymous

$31.65

Anonymous

Congratulations. Enjoy the wonderful experience. From Diane & Kate

$21.10

Ann Hutchinson

Good luck Tj

Our Team

Team Captain (C)

Rana Istambouli

Raised so far:

$3,752.30

Anders Kobula

Raised so far:

$247.38

Angela Fowler

Raised so far:

$3,332.06

Bray Aquino

Raised so far:

$2,122.40

Christopher Bunton

Raised so far:

$9,788.51

Dane Pritchard

Raised so far:

$2,821.41

Juliet Liddy

Raised so far:

$2,461.23

Kaylen McDonald

Raised so far:

$2,962.88

Lisa Weingartner

Raised so far:

$1,486.12

Michael Wheatley

Raised so far:

$895.63

Sam Milton

Raised so far:

$5,004.22

Sam Schloeffel

Raised so far:

$8,999.99

Sarah Clarke

Raised so far:

$7,141.15

Alex Baker

Raised so far:

$538.14

Amanda Patterson

Raised so far:

$1,164.90

Bruce Gossner

Raised so far:

$2,813.16

Caitlin Kerby

Raised so far:

$1,765.50

Chloe Hosa

Raised so far:

$8,999.79

Daniel Wright

Raised so far:

$920.79

Dylan Price

Raised so far:

$2,402.14

Elizabeth Hocart

Raised so far:

$6,492.71

Emily Taylor

Raised so far:

$4,919.08

Georgia Nugent

Raised so far:

$9,296.56

Isabella Parisi

Raised so far:

$9,178.36

Jack Craig-Daly

Raised so far:

$8,391.36

Jackson Ross

Raised so far:

$7,893.93

Jonathan Miszczak

Raised so far:

$263.75

Kane Leonard

Raised so far:

$1,551.61

Karen Messmer

Raised so far:

$7,035.57

Matthew Curley

Raised so far:

$2,246.16

Natascha Tennent

Raised so far:

$8,659.51

Oliver King

Raised so far:

$10,634.08

Rani Hancock

Raised so far:

$1,165.00

Rebecca Allison

Raised so far:

$1,098.22

Stuart Gorton

Raised so far:

$1,830.80

TJ Straw

Raised so far:

$9,019.91

Anton Cobb

Raised so far:

$1,037.03

Jack Reuben Jones

Raised so far:

$495.45

Madison Fox

Raised so far:

$5,373.06

Mia Woods

Raised so far:

$5,338.54

Amelie Lague

Raised so far:

$4,802.40

Andrew Robbins

Raised so far:

$500.00

Angus Kilpatrick

Raised so far:

$556.00

Brooke Greenhalgh

Raised so far:

$1,379.13

Chelsea Haag-Witherden

Raised so far:

$5,065.05

Georgianna Mouratidis

Raised so far:

$9,232.54

Giuliano Maiolo

Raised so far:

$9,020.59

Harry Mezger

Raised so far:

$5,275.80

Jordan McCormick

Raised so far:

$9,959.42

Justin Williams

Raised so far:

$436.37

Lauren Menzies

Raised so far:

$13,793.67

Madison Tanner

Raised so far:

$4,625.11

Miriam Holmes

Raised so far:

$11,559.72

Nicholas Bruin

Raised so far:

$761.48

Robert Goodrem

Raised so far:

$2,451.04

Samantha Godden

Raised so far:

$1,715.75

Sophie Nichols

Raised so far:

$10,706.45

Tameka Strickland

Raised so far:

$6,700.37

Vicki Robbins

Raised so far:

$949.44

Jaye Barnesby-Buie

Raised so far:

$4,520.59

Kim-Heula Smith

Raised so far:

$3,050.96

Shaun Bartels

Raised so far:

$7,927.86

Troy O'Neill

Raised so far:

$2,668.80