In an emotional presentation, Australian GG2019 sprinter Alberto Campbell-Staines watched Queensland Minister for Innovation, Tourism Development and Minister for Commonwealth Games, Hon. Kate Jones present the first INAS Global Games 2019 ticket to his mother Julie-Anne Staines.
The Ticket launch was held at Citipointe Christian College where Alberto is a teacher aide and his father, Paul is a teacher.
Alberto has spent the past months wearing hot pink socks and a pink headband at his training sessions to support his mother Julie-Anne, who has just completed intense medical treatment following her second bout of breast cancer just in time to see her son compete at the INAS Global Games here on home soil.
“Seeing my mother through her punishing treatment inspires me and I am so glad she will be front and centre when I compete. Having my parents at the competition means so much to me and I can’t wait to compete in front of all my friends and family,” says Alberto.
Minister Jones said “the launch of tickets was a key milestone in the countdown to Global Games with the cost of tickets set at an incredibly affordable $10 per person, per sport, per day, with children under six years admitted free.”
GG2019CEO, Robyn Smith said the Games were shaping up to be the biggest in the INAS Global Games history with 50 countries already confirmed to attend.
“This is an event where you will see athletes who have qualified to represent their countries compete with the very best in their field including many Paralympians with a number looking to qualify for next year’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”
“This is a unique opportunity to experience an international event with very affordable, family friendly ticket prices and guaranteed spectacular sporting feats” Ms Smith said.