Jamm and Slamm raises $12,000

Macarthur Disability Services’ (MDS) Jamm and Slamm produced plenty of thrills and spills on Friday, March 2.

Twelve teams made up of more than 22 local businesses took part the annual wheelchair basketball event. Local radio station C91.3 took out the coveted title after beating Austbrokers City State/ QBE Insurance, 12-2, in the final.

The 10th Jamm and Slamm – held at Minto Indoor Sports Centre – also raised $12,000 for the disability service.

MDS chief executive Jeff Scobie offered “a huge thank you” to those involved and said the money would go towards art workshops which involved musical theatre, a choir, drumming, zumba, belly dancing and hip hop lessons.

“Support for local services like MDS is a great strength of the Macarthur community,” he said.

“Jamm and Slamm has been running for 10 years thanks to the support from local businesses.

“I’m already looking forward to  Jamm and Slamm 2019.”

MDS’ Caitlin Pearson said it was one of the biggest Jamm and Slamm turnouts she could remember.

“It was definitely one of the biggest and best events we’ve had,” she said.

“It was fantastic to see so many local businesses participating on the day and by the looks of it everyone had a fun day.

“A big thank you to every player, volunteer, supporter and MDS staff member that contributed to the success of the day.”