TWO local athletes are off and racing towards a combined total of $7000 in a fundrasing effort that will see them represent Queensland at this year's Special Olympics National Games.
Hervey Bay's Brady Rose, 14 and Isabella-Kate Bellert, 16 are just two of more than 200 across the state to be selected compete at the event in Melbourne this October.
The pair will be competing in a range of sports including 100m and 200m sprint, long jump and shot put.
In the lead-up to the event, they are calling on the Fraser Coast community to get behind them by donating.
Once they have competed at a national level, the athletes will have the opportunity to represent Australia at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles in 2015.
Both athletes say their ultimate goal is to one day represent Australia at the Paralympics.
For information on how to donate, phone Special Olympics Queensland Fraser Coast treasurer, Gary Hope on 0427 675 119.