John's hard work pays off for grieving football families
Jul
7
2015


TWO local families shattered by accidents on the football field will be the direct beneficiaries of some benevolent Sunshine Coast business people and their once-overweight colleague.
 
John Calcino, former chief financial officer of Reed Property Group and now co-owner of the Post Office Restaurant and Bar in Maroochydore's Ocean St, has shed 20kg and as a result $20,000 has been donated to the Men of League Foundation.
 
Of that, $10,000 will go to the James Ackerman Trust to help the family of the young Sunshine Coast Falcons player who died recently after being hurt in a tackle.
 

Another $10,000 will go to the family of Caboolture father-of-six, Andrew Grant, who recently fractured his C5 vertebra during a match.
 

The plot to have Mr Calcino lose weight was hatched at the annual Sunshine Coast Men of League Christmas luncheon last December.
 

He agreed to a challenge to lose 20kg by June 30.
 

Led by Ken Reed of RPG, 10 business associates agreed to pay $100 per kilogram if the goal was reached.
 

"We had the official weigh-in last Tuesday and John has actually dropped 20.8 kilos," Mr Reed said.
 

He said not only would the money raised benefit people who really needed a helping hand, but confirmed the challenge had provided "our good friend John" with the motivation to drop some weight and head towards a healthier lifestyle.
 

"John has been in contact with the local Men of League committee stating his desire to see the money be used locally. An agreement has been reached and the proceeds will go to two very worthwhile local causes," he said.
 

Sunshine Coast Men of League president Bob Hagan praised Mr Calcino and his generous supporters but said he was not surprised.
 

"Since our committee kicked off around eight years ago we have raised almost $200,000 here on the Coast and the generosity of the locals has been truly amazing," he said.
 

"The support we have received has enabled us to make lives a little more comfortable for some struggling families.
 

"And this is just another example of our charter, which states 'to assist those from all levels of the rugby league family who, for various reasons, have fallen on hard times'."
 
 
 
Courtesy of Sunshine Coast Daily
 
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/mates-get-john-back-on-track/2698008/

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