8 May 2017
He is one of the most recognized faces on Australian television, and in addition to his cricketing career representing his state and country he has spent the bulk of his life gracing our screens.
As the host of hit television shows such as 'Who Dares Wins', 'Australian Gladiators' and off course Sydney Weekender of which he has been the hosting for almost twenty seasons now - Mike Whitney will now add another honor to his ever growing list with former cricketer announced as the man to officially launch the 2017 Wagga Wagga Masters Games.
With participants, friends, families and spectators from across the country converging on Australia's Largest Inland city Wagga Wagga between Friday 6th- 8th October for the inaugural staging of the event this classic Australian larrikin will be entertaining crowds, keeping them in fits of laughter at the Athletes Village on Friday evening as the games officially begin.
While some competitions would have started, for the majority of the sports the competition will begin on Saturday with the 'Sportsmans Dinner' the last opportunity for many participants to sit back and relax before competition begins.
With a number of fun games planned throughout the evening including Table Bingo, raffles, and sports memorabilia auctions in which all funds will be donated to the events chosen charity partner beyondblue.
The Sponsorship afforded to the event by the many businesses throughout the Wagga Wagga region have assisted in the 2017 Wagga Wagga Masters Games being established and coming from a pipe dream, that was originally offered to and turned down by the Hilltops Shire Council, to the break out event that the entire community are excited for.
However, in particular, Imaging Associates in Wagga Wagga who came on board specifically in the role of Entertainment Sponsor. Added to this the strong partnership, and on going friendship, between the organisers of the 2017 Wagga Wagga Masters Games and company The K Faktor Speakers & Events.
"This is going to be an absolutely gem of a night," Event Coordinator Brendon Meynell said.
"Mike [Whitney] is a fantastic bloke in general and to have him be part of this fantastic event, especially launching it to our guests, will just be an awesome site and memory for those in attendance."
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