Ronald McDonald House Charities are known globally for helping children and families, and for the third year running the Monash Games is supporting their mission.
Monash Sport are delighted to announce their continued affiliation with the wonderful people at Ronald McDonald House, Monash Chapter.
Ronald McDonald House Charities give families a place where they can rest and refresh themselves while coping with their ill children. A child with illness can have both an emotional and financial toll on a family, due to rising operation bills and the child's condition. Ronald McDonald House Charities looks to address those problems, such as housing near a hospitalised child, the expense of staying together in another city, or getting basic dental and medical care.
Ronald McDonald House Charities are determined to provide the best quality resources they can to those in need, very similar to Monash University's mission regarding education.
Spanning over 60 countries, Ronald McDonald House Charities has 347 Ronald McDonald Houses, 195 Family Rooms, and 50 Care Mobiles. The Monash Chapter of the charity is close to the Monash community, and hence the Chapter selected to be supported by the Monash Games.
Every team competing in the Monash Games will be allocated a fundraising page for the Ronald McDonald House Monash Chapter, and donation tins will also be available during the Games. Once allocated, donations for teams can be put through at https://www.everydayhero.com/au/.
The Monash Games will be running the 22-24 July, with student competitions the first two days and staff competitions the final day. For more information and registration details, visit http://monash.edu/sport/events/monash-games.html.
Aquatics & Recreation Victoria (ARV) is the peak body for aquatic and recreation in the state. Every year the ARV awards acknowledges people and organisations that have achieved outstanding results through their awards night.
This year Monash Sport applied and was shortlisted for both the Health Club of the year Award and the Facility Management Award for the Doug Ellis Pool.
The Health Club of the Year award recognises innovative and effective management practices to achieve excellence in health club operations. It focuses on programming, human resources, customer service, risk management, community involvement and partnerships.
The application for this award required Monash Sport to submit a written application outlining what sets us apart from the other health clubs within the industry. It allowed a maximum of 2200 words and required referencing to customer survey results, programming initiatives, member usage and features such as accessibility and enhancements to the centre. It also required a video submission (links below).
Monash Sport won the Health Club of the Year award in large part to their overall commitment to providing excellent services and features to their members.
Despite not being the overall winner of the Facility Management award, the Doug Ellis Pool being shortlisted was a testament to the commitment of the Pool staff to continually improve operations and development of the facility, leading to better community outcomes.
View our video applications below:
- Health Club Award - http://youtu.be/q-7jLnbOMXI
- Facility Management Award - http://youtu.be/N6FIlJq29SA