IT’S time to crack out the fancy dress and sharpen your wits, with the Cooktown Amateur Swimming Club throwing an adults-only trivia night to help send their swim team to the Country Championships.
Hosted by Paralympian Grant ‘Scooter’ Paterson and Australian swim coach Herbie Howard, the fundraiser fancy dress event is on August 26 at the Shire Hall.
Club president Mel Hegamaea said they were very proud of the achievements of the 10 youngsters who qualified for the NT Country Swimming Championships, to be held in Darwin in September.
“From a team of four to now having a team of 10 qualifying for a national event is amazing,” she said.
“They have all gone above and beyond in their swimming, pushing themselves to the next level. To say we’re proud is an understatement.”
To help raise funds to get the young team to Darwin, the club has thrown out a challenge to the sharpest minds to enter the trivia night.
Teams of eight will battle for the glory of winning, as well as a sunset cruise with Riverbend Cruises, with more prizes for lucky door, best-dressed team and even a wooden spoon prize for the losing team.
There will be a bar and hot food available on the night,.
Entry is $50 per person, with registration due by August 12.
For more information, or to register, email [email protected] or phone Mel Hegamaea on 0455 600 853.