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Sunday, March 25, 2018

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Saying Thank You is Easy!

Melanie Short
Marketing Manager
Sport Bay of Plenty

There are so many of us who lend a hand at our chosen sport, we are happy to help out mainly due to the connection with the sport through our kids or because we still play….and as we look around we can see many more people helping out to make sport happen – in fact there are 47,786 volunteers in the Bay of Plenty - 750,000 nationwide (source: SportNZ)

Two years ago the Lotto Volunteer Foundation, Sport New Zealand and Sport Bay of Plenty launched the Thank a Sport Maker on-line facility that provides an easy way to thank those in the community for giving up their time – those whoblow a whistle, coach, balance the books or help cook the sausages for the fundraising BBQ. The campaign is aimed at amplifying the work our volunteers do in the Bay of Plenty region and to support, recognise and grow our volunteer bases.

We often hear ‘volunteering is a thank-less job” so we know that sometimes a simple ‘thank you’ and acknowledgement of the work being done is enough to keep the motivation high and your volunteers involved – and in the long run making it easier to administer your sport or activity!

Visit our website to send a thank you e-card which will put your volunteer(s) in the draw to win SportMaker goodies -

In recognition of the tireless efforts of all volunteers this online facility acknowledges the special role volunteers make to sport. The Thank a Sport Maker campaign is an important opportunity to thank all the hard-working volunteers making a huge difference to sport in the Bay of Plenty.

Send your thanks today.


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