Introducing… The Sony Foundation

Arrowfield and the Melbourne Racing Club are delighted to announce that the Sony Foundation will be the charity partner for the Arrowfield Blue Diamond Stakes Day on 21 February 2009.

The Sony Foundation is the charitable arm of the Sony Group of Companies raising funds to support Australia’s youth. Formed in 1999 the Sony Foundation is the response to a growing belief that successful companies must play an active role in the communities in which they do business.

A decade on and the Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp Program is perhaps our proudest achievement with 35 schools currently enrolled in the program assisting to run 17 camps nationwide.

The camps are hosted by Year 11 and 12 students who give up time from their school holidays to care for physically and intellectually challenged children from their local community. The students, supported by dedicated staff, are responsible for these children for 24 hours a day and they learn quickly about the everyday challenges and demands involved in caring for a physically and intellectually challenged child. The camps also give the hardest working mums and dads in Australia a few days respite.

The Sony Foundation also supports CanTeen’s campaign to build Adolescent and Young Adult cancer treatment centres of excellence Australia wide to improve survival rates for teenagers with cancer.

Sony Foundation representative and Multi-Platinum selling and #1 chart topping Sony Music artist Jessica Mauboy will perform the National Anthem on Arrowfield Stud Blue Diamond Stakes Day. Jessica will be involved in a number of activities and will be seen throughout Caulfield on the day.

Coincidently, JM’s daughter, Dr. Louise Messara is the Executive Director of the Sony Foundation. For more information on the Sony Foundation please go to www.sonyfoundation.org.au