About the Foundation

Marc Arcuri was a seemingly healthy 15-year old boy when he took the field for Austral FC on 19 July, 2014. Marc collapsed during the match, suffering sudden cardiac illness. A nurse performed CPR on Marc during the 30 minutes they waited for the ambulance, but he could not be revived.

A few months later, Marc’s family and friends organised a small six-a-side football tournament at Francesco Crescent Reserve, Bella Vista with the aim of raising enough money to purchase a defibrillator for Austral FC. Throughout the day $6,500 was raised – enabling the purchase of three defibrillators.

Since then, the Marc Arcuri Foundation was formed and the annual Marc Arcuri Cup has exploded in popularity. What began as a small competition among 12 men’s teams is now a two-day festival of football at Marconi Stadium, with the last tournament featuring 32 men’s teams, 12 women’s teams and 8 boys teams. Over the three Cup events, more than $96,000 has been raised and more than 50 defibrillators have been delivered to community football clubs across the state in partnership with the Royal Life Saving Society of NSW.

In April 2018, one of those defibrillators was used to revive 64-year-old Ian Rae, who suffered a heart attack while playing for West Pymble. Two cardiologists confirmed that Ian would not have survived if a defibrillator was not present.

Who are we?

The Marc Arcuri Foundation is run by a volunteer committee made of Arcuri family members and friends. Some had no direct connection to Marc but all are united by a love of the beautiful game and a desire to keep footballers safe.

Register

To Register for the 2018 Marc Arcuri Cup, please click register below.

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1. Categories

There will be five categories in this year’s Cup to be played at Club Marconi

10th November 2018
– Under 10 Boys
– Under 12 Boys
– All Age Women

11th November 2018
-All Age Mens

2. Registration

If you would like us to hold a spot for your team, please email rego@marcarcurifoundation.org now with your team name, team captain and contact details. Please note we will only be able to hold your spot for 7 days.

Sponsors

The Marc Arcuri Cup is not simply about fundraising for defibrillators. We aim to raise awareness of sudden cardiac illness, celebrate the beautiful game and create some wonderful memories along the way. We keep our operating costs at a bare minimum. We rely heavily on the generous sponsorships and donations of our friends, families and supporters to ensure that as much money can be spent on defibrillators.

We always welcome sponsors, supporters and volunteers that are willing to help us achieve our goal of supplying defibrillators to every community sporting ground in NSW. If you can assist by donating funds, goods, time or services, email info@marcarcurifoundation.org.au OR call Alex on 0421 715 171.

Platinum Sponsor – $20,000

• 10 defibrillators donated to community clubs in the name of your organisation
• Certificate confirming your commitment to the Foundation
• 10 tickets to Marc Arcuri Foundation dinner event and opportunity for a five-minute speech
• Prominent signage around fields at Marc Arcuri Cup
• Prominent position on all marketing material
• Major announcement of sponsorship via social media including posts boosted to more than 100,000 users
• Major announcement of sponsorship via email distribution list
• Regular mentions of your organisation in social media posts
• Banner on foundation website
• Major sponsor position for organisation logo on all volunteer and committee shirts

Gold Sponsor – $10,000

• 5 defibrillators donated to community clubs in the name of your organisation
• Certification confirming your commitment to the Foundation
• 8 tickets to Marc Arcuri Foundation dinner event
• Prominent signage around fields at Marc Arcuri Cup
• Major announcement of sponsorship via social media including posts boosted to more than 50,000 users
• Major announcement of sponsorship via email distribution list
• Mentions of your organisation in social media posts
• Logo on Foundation website
• Logo featured on all volunteer and committee shirts

Silver Sponsor – $4000

• 2 defibrillators donated to community clubs in the name of your organisation
• Certification confirming your commitment to the Foundation
• 4 tickets to the Marc Arcuri Foundation dinner event
• Logo displayed at Marc Arcuri Cup
• Announcement of sponsorship via social media
• Announcement of your sponsorship in regular update to distribution list
• Logo on Foundation website

Bronze Sponsor – $2000

• 1 defibrillator donated to community club in the name of your Foundation
• Certification confirming your commitment to the Foundation
• 2 tickets to the Marc Arcuri Foundation dinner event
• Logo displayed at Marc Arcuri Cup
• Announcement of sponsorship via social media
• Logo on Foundation website

Supporters

• Tailored packages to be developed for those donating goods or services

Contact

For all inquiries, email info@marcarcurifoundation.org.au or call

Robby Mansour – Director – ‭0414 691 671‬
Alex Cauchi – Director – 0421 715 171