MND Mountain Challenge attracts former AFL players and Olympians

FORMER AFL players and an Olympian will be heading to the mountains to raise money and awareness for motor neurone disease later this month.

HELPING OUT: The Mountain Challenge will be special for Melbourne great David Neitz, who was coached by Neale Daniher. Daniher was diagnosed with MND in 2013.

HELPING OUT: The Mountain Challenge will be special for Melbourne great David Neitz, who was coached by Neale Daniher. Daniher was diagnosed with MND in 2013.

The ninth annual MND Mountain Challenge is happening at he Omeo Recreation Reserve on July 28, with the likes of David Neitz, Kirstie Marshall, David Cloke, Justin Koschitzke and Stephen Powell making the trip.

The stars will join the alpine community for an evening football and netball match, competing for the Peter Canning Cup and Tahnee Orchard Trophy.

The awards were named after locals who were diagnosed with the disease.

A fundraising auction will be hosted by Graeme Giddings, while the ‘Business of Sport’ luncheon will be hosted by Channel 7’s Nick McCallum.

Several members of local and state government will also attend.

In previous years, AFL greats Ron Barassi and Neale Daniher have attended the event.

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