May 23rd, 2022Howzat!
Over the next few editions we are taking a look back at some of our favourite photos. And here’s Ian Tinetti like you have never seen him before.
The Vietnam veteran, and Cricket Willow owner bared all back in 2013, with fellow veteran and cricketer Laurie Wilks, for a good cause – a retreat for veterans and their partners at Bairnsdale.
Mr Tinetti, pictured with wife, Trish, said Greg and Annie Carter, with Mr Carter also a Vietnam vet, put the call out for veterans keen to be involved in a fundraising nearly nude calendar. The theme was whatever the veterans were involved in – so cricket was the obvious choice.
Money raised went towards providing better facilities at Cockatoo Rise war veterans’ retreat at Bairnsdale ran by the Carters offering a safe, secure and peaceful environment for veterans to enjoy time with their partners and mates.
The image ran in the first edition of The Local, back on September 2, 2013. Image: Kyle Barnes