The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a Halloween-themed night of greyhound racing at The Meadows tonight.
Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced almost $32,000 in funding for the Hume Cup Spooktacular, courtesy of the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program.
The event aims to build stronger relationships with the local community following its other community-focussed events such as the Little Big Day Out, Christmas in July and the Australian Cup Carnival.
The family event will be free of charge and children will receive a complimentary show bag. Children who dress up in their best costumes will also have the chance to take part in the Halloween Fashions on the Field competition.
Other activities will include a Haunted House ride, a FunFlicks cinema zone with bean bags, jumping castles, fairy floss and supervised sporting events.
Various competitions will be held throughout the night for all patrons with prizes including iPads, Xboxes, scooters, mystery bets, a big bucks draw and club merchandise.
The Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association is providing more than $26,000 for the event and Greyhound Racing Victoria will contribute almost $9500.
The greyhound racing industry employs around 3000 Victorians and contributes $315 million annually to the state's economy.
Quote attributable to Minister for Racing Martin Pakula
“We’re proud to support the Hume Cup Spooktacular which will be a great night of greyhound racing and entertainment for the whole family.”
Quote attributable to Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire
“The club has been working hard to build a stronger partnership with the community and this is a great chance for the locals to show their support.”
Quotes attributable to The Meadows General Manager Marg Long
“We thank the Victorian Government for its generous support for the 17th running of the Hume Cup.”
“This will be a fun night out, with exciting racing and heaps of free entertainment for the kids to help them celebrate Halloween.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020