Local businesses have jumped on board to offer support to the Bundaberg Rowing Club and the upcoming Queensland Schools Championship regatta.
In July, Bundaberg MP Tom Smith joined Bundaberg Rowing Club president Russell Mortimer to call on the local community for support after the major sponsor for the event was forced to pull out.
“Since the call went out, it’s been an overwhelming response from local businesses who have jumped on board the event,” Mr Smith said.
“It’s great to see the Bundaberg community coming together to support a local club that has a long and proud history.”
Some of the local businesses sponsoring the event include Nemo Car and Dog Wash, Murchie Constructions, Triple M and Bundaberg Regional Council.
Bundaberg Rowing Club President Russell Mortimer said he was excited to reveal Rum City Foods as the official naming sponsor of the Rum City Foods Schools Championships.
“The support Rum City Foods is offering to the club and the event is fantastic,” Mr Mortimer said.
“The fact that we can host (this event) this year and we’ve got the security of hosting it again next year as a follow up is great for the club.
“There’s no such thing as a small donation. Every business that has come on board has put their hand in their pocket and come on board and all those contributions are much appreciated.”
Rum City Foods owner Scott McIntyre said he was happy to come on board and support the event which will be livestreamed across the country.
“We are all about getting kids active and staying fit and healthy,” McIntyre said.
“There is no fitter sport than rowing, it’s got a long history here in Bundaberg and we are really excited to be involved.”
More than 800 competitors are expected to attend the Rum City Foods Queensland Schools Championship regatta which will be held at Bucca on September 16 to 19.