March 2018 - World's Greatest Shave
Seven OGR staff members raised $13,688.20 for the Leukaemia Foundation by agreeing to shave their hair and eyebrows as part of the World's Greatest Shave. Around 85 family, friends and staff members attended the shave event on Friday March 16th to show their support and join in on the fun. One staff member Matt Pittman spontaneously joined in the head shave after someone offered to donate an additional $300 if he shaved off his locks. The event was supported by over 20 local businesses who provided prizes, food and drinks and cash donation. "I was truly humbled by the generosity of our community and the local businesses who supported us" Bryce Roberts said.
Pictured (left to right, top to bottom): Paul Ferguson, Eboni Smith, Byce Roberts, Simon Phillips, Jo Gillespie, Daryl Watson, Matt Pittman
November 2017 - 'Holden is Here to Stay' event
In November 2017, OGR hosted a free public event to celebrate Holden's manufacturing history following the closure of the Elizabeth manufacturing factory in October. Bryce Roberts (Dealer Prinicipal) said "we wanted to hold an event to recognise the community of people who care about the brand, its manufacturing heritage and its future". Car lovers of all ages were able to get up and close to more than 70 historic Holden vehicles, from the first Australian-built model, to the last, and every car in between. To view a video of the day, click here.
Photo credit: Turn 8 Photography
December 2015 - Holden Home Ground Advantage Grant
The gymnasts of Blue Lake, Mount Gambier have been flipping, vaulting and bounding on the same equipment for more than 30 years. There is a light at the end of the vault run though, with Holden pledging a grant of $8990 for new equipment through its Home Ground Advantage program.
Pictured: Bryce Roberts (Dealer Principal) pictured with Christine Hastie (Club Manager). Photo courtesy of The Border Watch.
March 2015 - World's Greatest Shave
OGR would like to congratulate Aaron Jones from our Service Department for taking part in The World's Greatest Shave! Aaron raised an outstanding $590 which OGR have matched dollar for dollar bringing the total contribution to $1,180! The donation goes towards Blood Cancer Research and supports families when they need it most. Well done Aaron!
Pictured: Adam Ruediger & Aaron Jones
Borderline Speedway - Legend of the Lakes Hill Climb
Mount Gambier Golf Club (Attamurra) - Blue Lake Golf Club - Millicent Golf Club - Penola Golf Club - Port MacDonnell Golf Club - Royal Flying Doctors Golf Day - Win TV Breast Cancer Golf Day
IAC Italo Australia Club Incorporated - Apollo Soccer Club - Blue Lake Soccer Club
Castec Rural Pioneers
Mount Gambier Bowls Club Inc - RSL & Districts
East Gambier Sportsman’s Club - Penola Football Club - Glencoe Football Club - Robe Football Club
East Gambier Sportsman’s Club - Mount Gambier Netball Association (Major Sponsor) - Glencoe Netball Club
Mt Gambier & District Tennis Association (Major Sponsor) - Mount Schank Tennis Club - Allendale East Tennis Club - United Church Tennis Club - Lucindale Country Club - Easter Tennis Tournament
West Gambier Cricket Club
Federals Baseball Club
S A Field & Game Association - Mount Gambier Gun Club
Other Clubs, Charities & Community Events
Beachport Fisherman’s Ball - South Eastern National Dancing Association - Australian Red Cross - Mount Gambier A & H Show Society - Millicent A & H Show - Casterton P & A Show - Legacy Club - Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce - Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival - TIOG Transport Industry Operators Group - The Leukaemia Foundation - Royal Flying Doctors Service - Lions Club of Mount Gambier - Lions Club of Kingston SE Surf Fishing Competition - Give Me Five for Kids - Coonawarra Vignerons Cup - Penola Racing Club - Casterton Kelpie Association - Generations In Jazz - Koroit Truck Show - Wood Wine & Roses Festival - Nangwarry Swimming Pool - Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club - Blue Lake Y Swim Club