The Jason Rich Foundation was established in late 2009. The foundation provides young drivers defensive driving and education, at no cost.
This Sunday 30 October is the Jason Rich Foundation annual golf day at the Yeppoon Golf Course. The golf day is set to be the biggest one yet. Teams of four will be dressed in their best Oktoberfest outfit at 12pm to tee off for a game of Ambrose 4 ball.
Like previous years, the foundation is aiming to raise $10,000 which provides funding for 50 young drivers. The ripple effect this has in our community in invaluable. Simply put, it saves lives. The foundations motto is “coz life’s worth living’.
Earlier this year in May, Young’s Bus Service named one of their buses “Jason Rich” to ensure Jason’s legacy drove on in CQ.
Just over 12 months ago, Greg Diplock from Diplock’s signed up as one of our major sponsors. The financial assistance from Diplock’s has helped the foundation exceed over 1,200 students and reach as far out as Kingaroy.
With the support from our local community, we can all do our bit to save lives by continuing to fund this free defensive driver program for CQ’s young drivers.
About the foundation
Not long after his 21st birthday, Capricorn Coast local Jason Rich was involved in a car accident which tragically took his life. The foundation was established by Jason’s best mate, Jacob Mcluskie as a way of ensuring Jason’s legacy lived on, but to also teach young drivers defensive driving skills and knowledge.
The impact that losing a young life has on the people left behind is devastating. Jason’s legacy lives on through his foundation. The story of Jason Rich is an opportunity to educate our young drivers and change the way our young people view driving but more importantly how they act behind the wheel.