Lotto NZ Volunteers – Thank a Sport Maker

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Regional

The ‘Thank a Sport Maker’ campaign has been launched, recognising the tens of thousands of sport volunteers (or Sport Makers) who literally make sport happen throughout our Auckland communities.Happy volunteer family looking down at the camera

The campaign is part of a partnership with the Lotto Volunteer Foundation and Sport NZ.  Over the next three years, the ’Thank a Sport Maker’ campaign will distribute over $1 million of quality clothing and sports gear to sport volunteers throughout New Zealand.

People can show their appreciation for the Sport Makers who blow a whistle, coach, balance the books or help cook the sausages for the fundraising BBQ, by sending a thank you e-card.  Sport Makers who receive a thank you e-card can then enter a monthly draw to win $500 worth of merchandise for them or their team, including netballs, rugby balls, soccer balls, team medical kits, cones, and clothing. Nationally there will be 34 winners every month, with at least four winners from the Auckland region.

Sport Auckland will continue to support Volunteers in the region with the Fort St Union Volunteer of the Month and the Sanitarium Student Volunteer of the Month.