31 Jul July Wrap
Well July crept up on us yet again for another year. It’s that time of year you stop and reflect on where on earth the first half of the year has gone! For us 2018 has been a huge year delivering large scale sporting events across Australia and for the first time, New Zealand, for our amazing clients.
July was no time to slow down as we hit the ground running with five events in as many cities in the first week of the month. From Lightning on the Sunshine Coast to Storm in Melbourne and a quick trip to Sydney to work with the PFA for the first time on their 25th Anniversary Dinner at ANZ Stadium and the final two legs of the 2018 Ice Hockey Classic in Adelaide and Brisbane, there was certainly plenty of air miles covered by our team!
The middle weekend of July saw Hawks play their final game at UTAS Stadium in front of their Tasmanian fans while in warmer climates Lightning took a close win over the Magpies on the Sunshine Coast. While back in Melbourne we were lending a hand to the good people at Helping Hoops who had their annual fundraiser, the 24 Hour Shootout in Albert Park. Helping Hoops is a not for profit organisation who run free weekly basketball programs across Melbourne to underprivileged children. With all the work we do at an elite level it’s unbelievably fulfilling being involved in something at a community level inspiring the next generation. We encourage you to check out the incredible work Helping Hoops are doing and sign up as a member to support the cause.
The latter part of July saw the final home games for a number of the teams we work with. Magpies held back to back home games at Hisense Arena, the final celebrating the retirement of Netball royalty in Sharni Layton who will call it quits at the end of this SSN Season, it’s been a thrill to watch Sharni over the last couple of years and she was quite the DJ always coming up with killer tracks to pump them up during their warm up! North Melbourne held their final home game at Blundstone Arena in Hobart where they had a convincing win over West Coast Eagles and Lightning collected all 8 available points from the game against the Swifts as they make a charge towards a spot in the finals.
Melbourne Storm have had a long standing relationship with the Starlight Foundation which was highlighted in their Round 20 clash with the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park. Storm’s Big Purple Splash was not only very entertaining but raised important funds for the Starlight Foundation and all of the excellent work they do to support the community. The Big Purple Splash saw celebrities from the likes of Bonnie Anderson to Nathanial and Troy from MAFS plunge into freezing cold purple water!
That’s a wrap for July as we look ahead to August with plenty more in store for you then