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Sharks join the Michael Tynan Walk to Work

A team of 22 from the Sharks, made up from a combination of Sharks at Kareela and Football staff, as well as former club greats Luke Lewis, Jonathan Docking and Gavin Miller, joined the Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge Walk to Work earlier today, raising money to support local medical research foundations

The delegation, which numbered in the 100’s, as both businesses and individuals got behind the event, walked from Kirrawee to the Cronulla RSL club, a distance of approximately 9km, commencing at 6am and finishing around 8am.

The Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge is an annual event with the aim to raise much needed funds for l medical research including local organisations ANSTO, the St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation and the University of Wollongong.

In addition to Walk to Work, other events on their schedule include the Race Day Luncheon, this year held at Kembla Grange, the Drive and Ride Challenge and the Coastal Walking Challenge.

Sharks CEO Dino Mezzatesta was a part of the delegation to make the walk, while later expressing his admiration for the work Madeline Tynan and her organisation carries out in the community.

“The Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge is an outstanding event and Walk to Work today was something the Sharks were extremely proud to be a part of,” Mezzatesta said. “Driven by Madeline (Tynan), these are significant fundraising events and with her now joining the Sharks Board of Directors, we hope to partner up and conduct some significant community events going forward.”

The Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge is conducted in honour of the late, entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist, influencer and family man. Tynan embraced public life, whether as a councillor, an active church member, a Liberal Party, NRMA board and Calvary Hospital board member, and as a supporter of the St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation.

At the time of publishing, Walk to Work had raised $40,605 with a goal to reach $50,000.