An Ararat business plans to build new facilities after winning $10,000 at greyhound racing's TAB Great Chase Grand Final 2020.
Wood 'n' Crete Products provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities and manufactures cement, lime, plaster and concrete.
Wood 'n' Crete's product coordinator Russell Streeter was thrilled by the result and said they would use the prize money to build a new activity room.
"We've been attending the Great Chase since the mid-2000s," he said.
"With the COVID-19 situation the Great Chase Community Days didn't go ahead this year, which was a real shame because our guys love going to the races at Horsham each year. They talk about it all year long.
"The $10,000 will come in very handy. We are currently looking at building a new activity room and undercover area at our facility, so this money will go a long way towards making that happen."
The race was broadcasted on Wednesday night to 22 community groups from across Victoria through a private Zoom link.
A random draw took place partnering the eight competing greyhounds with eight of the community groups - all of whom belong to Victoria's disability sector.
In first place was greyhound Dr. Tucker, trained at Darriman by Bill McMahon, who was randomly partnered with Wood 'n' Crete.
The eight groups from Victoria's disability sector shared in $24,000, including the top prize of $10,000.
The Great Chase Grand Final traditionally draws more than 500 people to the racetrack, however crowds are currently not allowed on course because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 2003 Greyhound Racing Victoria has donated more than $650,000 to community organisations that care for intellectually or physically disabled people through the Great Chase, with the event being supported by TAB since 2008.
All 13 Victorian greyhound clubs invite their local community groups (clients and carers) to a special community day each year - they receive free meals, showbags and are partnered with dogs competing on the day for the opportunity to win prize money.
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