Hi everybody in this bicycle Victoria forum.
My name is Benjamin and I’m an exchange student from Germany. I’m studying sportmanagement and sportcommunication back home in Cologne and this semester is my abroad semester.
I’m studying at Victoria University in Footscray Park and one of the courses I attend is Event Management in Sport and Recreation. For this course we have to run an event during the semester.
Our event will be a Kids Fun Triathlon. This is the second time it will be held by a group of students from this university. Our main purpose is to give kids a chance to experience this great sport in a safe and friendly environment and with a lot of fun.
I spoke with BV about a possible sponsorship for our event or for the possibility for some support during the day the triathlon will be held.
Unfortunately they told me that BV has not the capability to sponsor such an event and not enough members to give us any support. But they had this idea with the forum and that it would be a possibility to ask for some help here because many people are following the forum and there are a lot of people out there, which are willing to help as good as possible.
So basically the event will be held at the 02. of October at the Footscray Park campus, the aquatic centre and the foot path along the Maribyrnong River where the kids will be doing their bike ride. We have got a maximum capability of 100 kids and hope to activate around 50 to 60 for this great experience. The triathlon will be for kids around the age of 7 to 12 and manly from the local area around Footscray (but any kid is more than welcome).
As a part of the marketing group I am looking for any kind of sponsorship at the moment. Any in kind sponsorship, donations voluntary workers or merchandise articles (the kids will get gift-bags so we need as well pieces to fill the bags) would be a great help.
Finding sponsors providing us with some budget would be great, but we are prepared to run the event without further financial help in a not so huge way regarding the surrounding activities for the kids on that day. We know that there is not much time left, but these are the basic information we got from the university and we have to deal with them.
Maybe someone in this forum has got some relations to bike riding, triathlon or even to provide kids with the chance to experience something new.
We would appreciate any contact if you would like to get more information’s about the event.