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SAPUTO’S LEGACY PROGRAM SUPPORTS KIEWA CRICKET CLUB

29 November 2023

Saputo Dairy Australia (SDA) is pleased to announce a contribution of $10,000 to fund the installation of new, motorised retractable awnings to clubrooms at the Kiewa Cricket Club, providing a safer and more comfortable experience for the community.

Funding has been provided through Saputo’s Legacy Program, which aims to improve local sport and health facilities to build a lasting legacy for communities in its operating regions. The awnings will provide shade and shelter with the flexibility to retract, allowing the Club’s grassed area to receive adequate sunlight and rainfall.

Kiewa Cricket Club Chairman, Annie Heffernan, said she was thankful to SDA for their generous support of its shade awnings project.

“The shade provided by these awnings will provide a more comfortable and enjoyable experience at our Club,” she said. 

“Sun protection is vital, and safety for players and spectators is our priority. It is with great pride that we can now offer our community an improved facility. Without the support of Saputo, this project may not have been possible.”

Through its Saputo Promise commitment, the Company strives to invest 1% of its pre-tax profits in community programs and organisations that promote a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages.

SDA’s Kiewa Site Manager and Head of Operations, Simon Cauchi, said he was proud to be supporting the local community, with Kiewa Cricket Club’s awning installation marking the 11th Legacy project delivered in Australia.

“The Kiewa Cricket Club is just one kilometre from our Kiewa processing facility, and we are pleased to support the ongoing safety, comfort and social needs of the Club’s members, players and spectators,” he said.

Delivering this project aligns with our ongoing promise to make meaningful contributions to local communities in the regions where our employees and farmers live and work.”

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Media Contact

Kiewa Cricket Club

Annie Heffernan, Chairman

0417 449 741

 

To learn more about Saputo’s Legacy Program and to submit an application, visit:
www.saputodairyaustralia.com.au/en/our-promise/local-community-partnerships

Kiewa Cricket Club

Kiewa Cricket Club representatives below the Club’s recently installed awnings.

Top row L-R: Josh Bartel, Mick Russell, Stuart Lancaster, Brett Chase.

Middle row L-R: Shelley Lancaster, Annie Heffernan, Sue Carey.

Front row L-R: Jack Knight, Clancy Billingsley.

About Saputo Dairy Australia

Saputo Dairy Australia produces, markets and distributes a wide range of high quality dairy and non-dairy products for the domestic and international markets including cheese, dairy alternative cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients. Saputo is a leading dairy processor in Australia and is part of Saputo Inc., one of the top ten dairy processors in the world. Saputo Dairy Australia products are sold in several countries under well-known brand names such as Caboolture, CHEER™, Cracker Barrel*, Devondale, Great Ocean Road, King Island Dairy, Liddells, Mersey Valley, MG Ingredients, Mil Lel, Sheese, South Cape, Sungold and Tasmanian Heritage. Visit us online: www.saputodairyaustralia.com.au | www.saputo.com

 

*Cracker Barrel is a registered trademark of Lactalis Heritage Dairy used under licence.

 

About Kiewa Cricket Club

The Kiewa Cricket Club (est. 1887) is affiliated with Cricket Albury Wodonga's District Competition and is strongly linked to the growing Kiewa and surrounding district communities. The Club currently fields four Senior teams and four Junior teams, with female and male players. Kiewa Cricket Club is 200 members strong, while the facility sees 2,000 visitors annually. The clubrooms, located within the Kiewa Memorial Park, are used by the Kiewa Cricket Club and Kiewa Tennis Club, with its facilities available to the public.