More than 300 people turned out last month to help the Cerebral Palsy Alliance raise vital funds for the local community.
The alliance's annual touch football knockout game held at Wallsend raised more than $6,000.
Organiser Angela Dives said the funds would be used to make improvements for clients at its Wallsend Community Living Service, including hoists to help them into baths.
The Cerebral Palsy Alliance Community Living Service houses 10 residents with cerebral palsy in two adjoining homes in Wallsend.
The tournament is an initiative of the alliance's So What support group and was sponsored by the Greater Charitable Foundation as part of its ongoing support for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
The Greater Charitable Foundation also funds two mentoring programs for Hunter young people that have cerebral palsy.
The teams played five games, including one game of wheelchair rugby against the alliance's So What team.
Three teams were undefeated and the Jesse Ezzy team won on for and against.
Jesse Ezzy is a seven-year-old triplet with cerebral palsy who has recently moved from Sydney to Lake Macquarie.
His mother and father organised the winning team.
Ms Davies said the tournament was also a great opportunity for many of the competitors who were also participating in STEPtember to clock up around 10,000 steps.
STEPtember is an Australian-inspired global health and wellness initiative where participants do 10,000 steps a day from 4 September until 2 October to get fit and help raise funds for children and adults with cerebral palsy.
More than a million dollars was raised this year.
Facts about cerebral palsy
• Cerebral palsy is a permanent, physical condition that affects movement. Its effect can range from a weakness in one hand to almost a complete lack of movement.
• It is the most common physical disability in childhood. In Australia, a child is born with cerebral palsy every 18 hours. World-wide, the incidence is the same – 1 in 400 births.
• For most, the cause is unknown, and there is no known cure.