As with so many other events since COVID-19 appeared, Byron Bay Boardriders (BBB) is making adjustments and taking a unique approach to sponsorship for the 10th annual Skullcandy Byron Bay Boardriders charity golf day on October 24.
Owing to current unknown economic conditions for so many of our local businesses, we are making sponsorship funding voluntary for all sponsors who have supported us over the last 10 years.
That is, any past sponsor can get signage on the course, program listing and other benefits this year, regardless of whether they’ve donated or not. This approach allows those who are doing all right financially to help as normal, and also allows those who are doing it tough to get visibility and advertising for no cost, at a time when they could perhaps use a bit of help.
BBB has received so much support over the years from the community through this event, and other activities, we feel that in these unusual times, it is a good time to help those who have helped us.
The club will also take the same approach to the raffle at the event.
Over $50k raised
We will be printing a special tenth anniversary program, thanking all sponsors and contributors to the raffle since the event began.
The event has raised over $50,000 since its inception to help local families in need, and supports BBB Junior Programs.
The long running subset of the event, The Byron Bay Surf Industry Challenge, will also take place on the day.
We have had to reschedule owing to rain in the past, so we aren’t going to change our plans owing to COVID-19, until we have to.
The community and the golf club needs events like this to help get our spirit back.
We are looking forward to running a safe event, within the COVID Safe guidelines that are in place on that date, and having some fun, and helping out local families.
To play in the event, contact Byron Bay Golf Club. For new and past sponsorship or raffle donations, call 0431 570 574.
Mark Krackowizer is Byron Bay Boardriders event organiser.