Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of…read more
Partnership established between Melbourne and Olympic Parks and Starlight Children’s Foundation
Melbourne and Olympic Parks (M&OP) has announced a pivotal two-year partnership with the Starlight Children’s Foundation (Starlight) to support its invaluable work helping brighten the lives of sick children and their families through their Wish granting & Box Office services.
A Starlight Wish is a dream come true for a sick child and their family, giving them something positive to look forward to during treatment.
Melbourne and Olympic Parks Chief Executive Brian Morris stated "the partnership with Starlight is a logical and meaningful signing for M&OP, the state’s preeminent sporting and entertainment precinct.
“Both organisations share a common goal, to provide and facilitate special experiences and make wonderful memories – and to put a smile on as many faces as we can."
Not only do the two organisations share common values, but this year, they’re also sharing a milestone 30th anniversary. Starlight was established in 1988 – the same year M&OP’s flagship venue, Rod Laver Arena, first opened its doors to the public.
To celebrate the partnership, Rod Laver Arena hosted a special ‘30th birthday party’ for sick children and their families – with none other than all-time favourite, the Wiggles, starring as the main event (pictured above).
The Wiggles once-in-a-lifetime Superbox party is just one of more than 100 special experiences and fundraising opportunities planned by M&OP to help continue granting Starlight Wishes – including access to next year’s Australian Open and more.
29th November 2018 - Melbourne and Olympic Parks announce venue refurbishment plans
4th September 2015 - Margaret Court Arena receives LEED Gold certification
29th May 2014 - Trevor Dohnt named VMA Chairman
18th October 2011 - Melbourne and Olympic Parks appoints Director of Operations
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