Ontime supports Carlton’s round nine initiative, the Carlton Respects round, and has donated the coin toss for the Carlton vs Melbourne game to the club to raise funds for the program.
The coin toss, which is a benefit of Ontime’s partnership of Carlton’s Coaching Group, was auctioned off at the Carlton in Business Luncheon – along with a corporate box for the game – and raised $8,500 for Carlton Respects.
A family violence prevention initiative promoting respect and equality, Carlton Respects aims to change attitudes, behaviour and environments in order to prevent violence before it occurs. The program is currently delivered to year seven and eight students in Melbourne’s northern corridor schools. It was set up in response to alarming statistics around family violence in the community and the latest research from ‘Our Watch’, showing schools and sports as important settings for change.
Ontime General Manager Walter Scremin says the donation is the perfect opportunity to support the program.
“We haven’t been involved with the program before and as a family company, when this opportunity came up we jumped at the chance to give something back,” Scremin says.
“Family values are at the core of our business. Respect for all individuals is part of our culture and who we are. We strongly believe in that, so we’re happy to do anything we can do to promote or assist Carlton Respects. It’s the perfect opportunity for us because fundamentally, that is what our business is about.”
Carlton will wear orange socks in round nine to promote gender equality and raise awareness of the importance of preventing violence against women, and Ontime will also have an ‘orange presence’ in the build up to the match against Melbourne Demons on Sunday May 20. Stayed tuned for more news on that!