Jake Baines meets a legend.

Posted by NSWSKC on 29 July 2011

McGrath Foundation

As part of the year long fund raising Jake and Wayne Baines are doing for Breast Cancer Research, the team was invited down to the offices of the McGrath Foundation where Jake was lucky enough to meet one of his cricketing heroes Glenn McGrath.

The meeting had been scheduled for about 2 months however was kept secret from Jake.

Thinking that it was a meeting to update how the fund raising has been going, the team meet with co-ordinator Christy Kinder and were in the board room when thru the door came Glenn and he sat down beside Jake.

Jake was in total awe and was very surprised that one of his all time favourite players was sitting next to him.

For the next half an hour Glen gave his time to Jake and together they discussed his racing, his cricket and his football before going and having some photos together with a reporter from the Blacktown Advocate who will be doing a story on Jake.

Jake Presented Glenn with an artwork designed by NSWSKC Club sponsor Stillshot's Gavin Skeene and it was well received by Glenn and was put up in the office at Northbridge.

Glenn then signed a copy for Jake to keep and also presented Jake with a McGrath Foundation bat also signed for the occasion.

On behalf of the New South Wales Speedway Kart Club as president Wayne offered Glenn and his children the opportunity to come out to the Nepean Venue to experience speedway karting and the offer was well received and Glenn's team are currently checking his calendar to see if it can be fitted in to his already busy schedule.

The day was a complete success The Baines Motorsport Team would like to thank Christy for organising the day and also Glenn for giving up his time for Jake.

Wayne and Jake would like to extend a thank you to all the club members and guest that have contributed to the cause at the meetings so far this year.

Wayne and Jake would also like to thank the sponsors that have come on board this year to support the team. Hopping's Mowers, Showpiece Signs, DTO Raceware, Stillshots and Parramatta Kart Warehouse.

Photos can be seen on www.bainesmotorsport.webnode.com

 

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