About the project

Help our Goannas be part of history again by winning GOLD at the 2019 Asia Pacific Games for the Deaf! They are currently the number 1 deaf basketball team in the Asia Pacific region and will be vying for a back to back win since winning gold at the event in 2015 that was hosted in Taiwan.

Each athlete is required to raise $5,000 to participate at the upcoming Asia Pacific Games for the Deaf that will be held in Hong Kong, and your support will go a long way to helping our team cover costs for flights, accommodation and uniforms.

Our collective goal is to raise $30,000 to help reduce the costs associated to travel to the Games and to represent Australia with pride. Funds provided for our trip will also enable us to focus more time on training and competitions so that we can be better prepared to face our Asian Pacific adversaries once again!

Through Deaf Basketball Australia’s fundraising partnership with the Sports Foundation, donations of $2 or more are tax deductible!

We really appreciate your assistance and thank you in advance for your help.  

Show Your Support

To make your donation click or scroll to the Fundraising Champions tab above.

  • Dmitri Gherson

    On behalf of Rafa

  • Priscilla MARNEROS

    ON behalf of Rafa DeSouza for his 7th birthday gift.

  • Ellen Meyns

    Happy birthday Rafa!!! 😘😘😘😘

  • Adam Fisher

    Happy Birthday Rafa! From Henry & Sam.

  • Levi Meinrath

    Dear Rafa, I am so excited to go to your party and play basketball. It's really cool how you are raising money for The Goannas instead of getting presents. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. From Levi

  • Lindsay Creed

    Happy birthday Rafa, great to put this to a great cause. Your friend Charlie

  • Deb Baskus

    Donation in celebration of Rafa’s 7th birthday. Our son goes to school with Rafa who was born deaf. We are thrilled to support this cause that is so very important to Rafa and his family.

  • Benjamin Field

    Donated by Jack as Rafa's 7th birthday gift - Happy Birthday Rafa!

  • Angus Dorney

    Happy birthday Rafa and good luck Goannas! Love Alice

  • Scott Webb

    Best of luck Goannas! We will be proud of you no matter what

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