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Sportwest students add warmth to winter

Senior students from Harvester Technical College will distribute nearly 300 Western Bulldogs scarves to the disadvantaged as part of a Winter Scarf Appeal they devised for their SportWest VCAL program.

The students, who collaborated with community worker Les Twentyman and the Western Bulldogs football club on the project, will distribute the scarves at the 20th Man Foundation soup kitchen on Monday15 August.

Last month the Western Bulldogs dedicated a game to the students' Winter Scarf Appeal which attracted donations of 560 scarves from the public. The Western Bulldogs added a further 440 of their own scarves to the appeal, to bring the total distributed so far to 1000.

SportWest VCAL is an alternative completion program for secondary school students who are interested in a career in sport, recreation or fitness. The program showcases the partnership between Victoria University and the Western Bulldogs and their shared commitment to improving the educational outcomes of young people in Melbourne's west.

Journalists and photographers are invited to speak to the students about their project.

What: SportWest VCAL students handing out free Western Bulldog scarves

Where:  20th Man Foundation Soup Kitchen Footscray, Upstairs, 131b Hopkins St (enter from rear through Chambers Lane, off Leeds Street)

When:  Monday 15 August 2011

Time: 12:30pm

Contact:
SportWest VCAL enquiries
Phone: +61 3 8311 5555
Email: vcalsport@vu.edu.au 

Media Contact:
Ann Marie Angebrandt, Media Officer
Marketing and Communications Department
Victoria University
Ph: +61 3 9919 5487 or 0403 556 001

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