Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Centre will host a Girls Night Out event this Friday thanks to a joint funding package of more than $17,000.
The Andrews Labor Government and the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club are providing more than $8700 towards the 2017 event, which aims to attract more women to the track for a night of racing and entertainment.
There will be a range of activities on offer including a pamper parlour featuring makeup touch ups, hairstyling, mini manicures and express massages.
Master-mind comedy hypnotist Damien Mind will also keep racegoers entertained, along with live music from the band ‘Bosley’.
The club is also offering three-course dining packages for $70, with a complimentary racebook.
Since 2014, the Government has provided more than $87,000 to support infrastructure upgrades and race day attractions at the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Centre.
The key investments include a $25,000 boost to upgrade the track lighting in 2015, and more than $61,000 to support four major race meetings since 2015 including this year’s Girls Night Out.
The racing industry in the outer Melbourne region generates more than $375 million for the Victorian economy and helps sustain more than 3720 full-time equivalent jobs in the region.
Quote attributable to Minister for Racing Martin Pakula
“We’re proud to be supporting greyhound clubs across Victoria because they provide economic benefits for local communities and create local jobs.”
Quote attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera
“The 2017 Girls Night Out race meeting provides the club with a great opportunity to promote greyhound racing in Cranbourne and encourages more women to head to the track.”
Quote attributable to Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club Acting CEO Amanda Cameron
“We’re incredibly appreciative of the Victorian Government for its continued support of our Girls Night Out race meeting. We encourage everyone to come down to the Cranbourne Racing Centre this Friday for a fantastic evening of racing.”