Ice challenge laid down for MND fight

Gary Rohan and Sam Moorfoot tip ice onto St Joseph's Football Netball Club president Sue Cormack. (Ivan Kemp) 407706_07

Geelong’s Big Freeze is back with a host of new sliders to help fight MND.

The event will be held at the St Joseph’s vs St Mary’s game on Sunday June 2 at Herne Hill Reserve from 12.30pm with confirmed sliders that include star netballer Emily Mannix, Channel 9 reporter Nathan Currie, Brownlow Medallist Adam Cooney, K Rock Football’s Tom King and Geelong mayor Trent Sullivan.

And you can add Cats star Gary Rohan to the list after co-ambassador Sam Moorfoot named him as his captain’s choice (pictured) and Joeys president Sue Cormack will also slide into the icy depths.

The Big Freeze Geelong replicates the MCG Big Freeze, which is inspired by Neale Daniher coming up to its 10th year. Drysdale footballer James Breust, who is Neale’s nephew, is a co-ambassador along with Sam.

So far, the Big Freeze Geelong DIY group has raised more than $120,000 for Fight MND and drawing big community crowds.

Organisers are expecting a crowd of 8000 and are hoping to raise $100,000 this year.

You can buy a Fight MND beanies before the Geelong vs Richmond game at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday June 1 with stalls being manned by about 80 volunteers from St Joseph’s Football Netball Club, St Mary’s Football Netball Club, Leisure Networks and St Joseph’s College.