Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 - The Good Chat Foundation

The inaugural Good Chat charity soccer tournament aims to raise money for The Good Chat Foundation. A Perth based charity providing sporting opportunities to improve therapy outcomes for West Australian Youth.

In partnership with Davey Real Estate Scarborough, Drift Kitchen and Refresh Juice the charity game will feature of many familiar faces in the local business scene. The Drift team is led by owner Ryan Croll and will go head to head with Daniel Caccamo from Davey’s.

By bringing the community together for a charity game, we are raising awareness for mental health and connect with locals. A sausage sizzle and DJ will be providing additional entertainment, making it an enjoyable morning for all ages.

The average cost to play sport for a year is $1500, a cost not every household can afford for their children in combination with psychological therapy. For children dealing with a mental health concern, community sport can be a key component in management and recovery. Through sport, kids can build protective factors to reduce anxiety & depression and prevent suicide.

The charity match is aiming to show the fun side of sport. Being together with mates, meeting new people and having fun on the field.

The game is set to be held on the 15th of August at Butlers Reserve in Scarborough. 6 local businesses will compete for the Good Chat trophy with all donations going to The Good Chat Foundation. The charity game initiative is set to be an annual event with the hopes of including more likeminded businesses and individuals.

To get involved or make a donation, please get in touch with The Good Chat Foundation or join us from the sidelines on the 15th of August.

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The Good Chat Foundation believes that sport is a powerful tool to engage and help children and youth. A new charity, The Good Chat Foundation is working directly with youth, State Sporting Organisations and clubs. The Foundation acts to place children with mental health issues who can’t afford to take part in sports within sporting organisations, taking care of registration and other associated participation costs. The sponsorships are designed to improve mental health therapy outcomes for children and young adults, resulting in reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety and assisting in the prevention of suicide. 

As the Foundation grows, they will be able to assist in the creation of mental health policies (within the existing governance frameworks), act as a liaison and support in times of need, frame the messaging of mental health discussions and assist in creating a culture of mental health awareness, acceptance and sustainable support.


Kelly Bergsma
M: 0432445885
W: www.thegoodchatfoundation.com

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