Tunarama Ambassador Quest

One of the longest running charity quests in Australia!

2019 Tunarama Ambassador Crowned ~ Congratulations Damien Burner, Tunarama Ambassador 2019!! Damien was sponsored by Port Lincoln Travel and Cruise and raised funds for Community House.

<< Back to 2020

Zoe Pratt

Hello my name is Zoe Pratt and I am a proud Oombulgurri woman.

Firstly, I would like to thank Mayor Brad and Peter Treloar for being here today with us.

I have lived in Port Lincoln for over 11 years after relocating from Adelaide. I am proud to call Lincoln my home and through my sporting activities I have had many opportunities to connect into this amazing community.

 

I am currently studying Year 12 at the Port Lincoln High School and am looking forward to a future in the defence force. While I enjoy school and learning my real passion is with sport. I am actively involved in women’s football, softball and netball. I have represented Port Lincoln in a number of areas; these include being a voice for young Aboriginal people in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, multiple SAPSASA teams and a member of the Port Lincoln regional woman’s football team and SAASTA.

 

While I see all the amazing things about this community, I also see that things can be really tough for some people much of the time. As a young person I am all too familiar with the struggles faced by mates, team mates and fellow students day to day to have good mental health.

 

Over the last 4 years my family have been on a journey of grief, loss and resilience. This has resulted with my two little cousins coming to live with us permanently. This has been both challenging and rewarding for our family and has helped me understand why all people in the community should be supported when needed.

 

After supporting my sister, who had lost 7 friends to suicide, watching my own friends struggle and facing my own, and my family’s challenges in our lives in the last few years, my thinking changed. I now understand why awareness, prevention and support programs are so important to prevent suicide. This is why I have chosen Lincoln Alive as my charity- to support their good work in the community. I am also so grateful and to acknowledge my sponsors Clean Seas for supporting me on this journey.

 

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Tunarama Committee for this great event for our region. Special thanks must go to Diana for meeting with me and explaining things- I was pretty nervous.

Lastly, I would like to say thank you to all the other entrants who are on this journey with me and raising funds for equally worthwhile causes.

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!