Medal fever will hit Methven in October with the announcement of the inaugural Team Challenge Mini Olympics – a new fundraising event for Methven Care Trust.
Sponsored by Mt Hutt Helicopters 2013 ltd and organised by Newzengland Clay Shooting and Archery Services ltd, the event will see teams of four compete in archery, golf, clay bird shooting and gumboot throwing.
There will be prizes for the top male and female competitors, the top team, best ‘themed’ team and a presentation of a trophy for overall winning team. The Mini Olympics is open to those aged 18 years and over.
Methven Care Trust fundraising co-ordinator Sue van den Heuvel says the trust was very excited when Newzengland ltd, a local tourism company, brought the idea to them.
“Newzengland ltd saw it as a good way to give back to the community as they run tourism activities from Terrace Downs and is keen to expose locals to their services. And Mt Hutt Helicopters 2013 ltd has come onboard as a sponsor to help lift the profile of this inaugural event. The trust is very grateful to both businesses for their support. We’re now hoping locals will support it as a work outing, team building exercise or early Christmas function.”
The Mini Olympics takes place Friday 13th October at the site of the proposed new resthome for Methven within Camrose Estate.
It will be an afternoon of fun competition with all profits going to Methven Care Trust, which has a goal of raising $5.5million to rebuild the resthome. All equipment and coaching will be supplied and experience isn’t necessary.
Local businesses, sports clubs and community groups are invited to register teams with intense rivalry expected. Out of town teams will also be sought to up the stakes.
Entry into the competition includes a complimentary beer or wine and a spit roast dinner at the Blue Pub at the end of the day. The prizegiving will also feature an auction and raffles.
Registrations are now open with details included in the advert in this issue of Snowfed on page 14. Further information can also be found on the websites www.methvencaretrust.co.nz, www.newzengland.co.nz.