THE Bundaberg Men of League foundation is hoping to gain more members with upcoming fundraising events in the next two months.

Tomorrow night will see the annual sportsman dinner with rugby league great Petero Civoniceva  the special guest for the night.

The former NRL star, who played 33 matches for Queensland, and represented Australia, will tell stories all about his career in the sport.

Tickets are still available for the event with a table for ten available for $500. Individual seats can also be purchased for $50.

President of the association Terry Dodd says the fundraisers help raise funds for Men of League.

"We have three fundraisers a year, and all the funds go to the national fund down in Sydney, which is distributed as needed," Dodd said.

"The association provides food vouchers, fuel vouchers, and other things to people in the community who need it. It isn't just limited to rugby league."

The news coincides with the recent announcement of Dodd being named the volunteer for the year for the Men of League foundation in Queensland.

Not one to take all the limelight, the President admits the award is for the team and their tireless work.

"I was absolutely blown away by the award," Dodd said.

"I accept the award on behalf of my committee, but it is not about me, it is about all of us at the association."

The president added the award meant the club was on the right track with what they do.

"We've raised $80,000 so far since beginning the association in 2008," Dodd said.

"The award is recognition for the effort the team has done in fundraising."

It will be a busy two months for the club with a Christmas race day to be held on Saturday, December 12.

A marquee has been booked by Men of League with around 200 tickets for the event available soon.

Tomorrow's sportsman dinner will be held at the Brothers Sports Club at 7pm. To purchase tickets phone Terry Dodd on 0414 526 828.



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