What started as a friendly wager between two of Perth’s most prominent businessmen is set to culminate in a tutu-clad walk of shame across Perth, all in the name of charity.
In October last year, Psaros CEO Danny Psaros accepted a challenge set down by friend and fellow football fanatic Alan Pavisich, Principal of Resolute Finance. The bet hinged on whether the West Coast Eagles would make the AFL finals, with the loser agreeing to don a red tutu and walk from Fremantle to West Leederville on September 7, while collecting donations for local charity Redkite.
Courtesy of a barnstorming start to the season, the Eagles secured a finals berth some time ago, condemning Mr Pavisich to his fate and affording Mr Psaros bragging rights over his close friend.
Mr Psaros, whose company is a major sponsor of West Coast, said the challenge originated as a friendly bet, but has since taken on a much more significant purpose.
“At the end of last season Alan and I clearly had a difference of opinion as to how the current season was likely to play out. I’m very happy to say that West Coast have managed to prove him wrong,” Mr Psaros said.
“As a result, Alan is now preparing himself to make the trek from Fremantle to West Leederville in a less-than-flattering costume that I’m sure will turn heads. I’ll walk alongside him, but thankfully I’ll be more modestly dressed. I’m guessing his cheeks will be a similar colour to his tutu!
“We agreed this would be a really good opportunity to support Redkite who do some incredibly important work within the community. So we’re encouraging as many people as possible to give generously and help support this very worthwhile cause.”
Mr Pavisich, who is also President of the Redkite State Regional Council, said the pair were hoping to raise $20,000.
“Redkite does an amazing job supporting children and young adults with cancer throughout their whole journey by providing everything from financial assistance, counselling, emotional and educational support,” Mr Pavisich said
“Every dollar donated helps a child and their family going through the cancer journey.
“Both Danny and myself have been personally touched by cancer and know the impact it can have on a family.”Share on Twitter Share on Facebook