Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
Ever wanted to get your hands on a signed surfboard from Australian pro surfer Mick Fanning? Or perhaps an autographed Thor jersey from Crusty Demons Australian daredevil Robbie Maddison?

They, along with other international sporting heroes, have come together to support the Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal, by donating exclusive signed memorabilia towards Morrison Media's eBay fundraising auction.

For Mick Fanning, it’s a chance to give back to the people of Queensland who have always given him “such incredible support” throughout his career.

“It tears my heart out to see what some of them have been through but the way they have banded together is amazing and very inspiring,” he said. “I hope this donation helps raise more funds to help rebuild flood devastated areas. I know Queensland will bounce back stronger than ever.”

International freestyle motocross star Robbie Maddison, who also donated an item for the auction, said his own extended family were among those affected by the recent flood devastation in Queensland.

“Donating my Jersey to raise money to help the people of Queensland rebuild their lives is a positive step forward,” he said. “I'm honoured to be a part of this campaign.”

Morrison Media General Manager Alan Brodie said, “Items of this nature regularly attract interest from around the world and are in high demand due to their rarity. By bidding in this auction not only could bidders be picking up an incredible collector’s item but they’ll also be making a much needed donation to a very worthy cause.

“It’s fantastic to see these world class athletes supporting the State of Queensland and those affected by these tragic events. We hope people dig deep and jump on eBay to place a bid or two,” he said.

The auction is now live on eBay at

The auction items currently available to bid on are as follows:

Mick Fanning DHD signed surfboard
Stephanie Gilmore signed surfboard
Taj Burrow signed surfboard
Shaun Cansdell signed JR Surfboard
Taylor Steele signed DVD Box Set
Harley Ingleby Australian championship poster – signed
Harley Ingleby signed contest rashie
Chad Reed's custom Shift MX "Australia Day" riding gear
Blake "Bilko" Williams signed Fox Jersey
Robbie Maddison signed Thor Jersey
Cameron Sinclair signed Fox Jersey
Chad Bartie signed World Industries skateboard
Jamie Thomas signed Zero skateboard deck
Jake Duncombe signed skateboard pack
Michael Katsidis "the great" signed boxing glove
888 Racing V8 Supercar Windscreen signed by Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes
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For further information please contact:
General Manager: Alan Brodie
(07) 5576 1388

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Morrison Media

Morrison Media is a unique and progressive publishing company. It's been Morrison Media's continued commitment to all areas of quality and service that has enabled the company to grow since the development of its first title, Australia's Surfing Life, in 1985. Morrison Media published titles include Australia's Surfing Life, Slam, Riptide, Kiwi Surf, Australian Longboarding, Powderhound, Australian Snowboarder, Freerider MX, Trailbike Adventure, Frankie magazines and books, Visions, the Complete Guide to Surfing and Surf Stories books. Morrison Media is Australia's leading independent action sports publisher with over ten titles across print, online and multimedia.
Alan Brodie
P: 07 5576 1388
M: 0408 158 896


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