Surfest

Hunter community unites for 5th time

2020 Surfest Women’s Pro naming right partner to be announced

Four-time world surfing champion and the inaugural Surfest Women’s Pro winner, Wendy Botha will be the guest speaker at an event this week that celebrates five years of crowdfunding and 35 years of a world-class sporting event in our region. About 200 people representing 97 local organisations will launch the 2020 crowdfunding initiative that ensures that the QS5000 Women’s Pro will be held as part of Surfest in March 2020. Each of the 97 organisations go into a barrel – with one drawn by Wendy Botha as the ‘Naming Rights Partners’ of the 2020 event.

Time: 12pm to 2pm
Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
At: Newcastle City Hall

Naming Rights of the event is valued at about $80,000 and includes a marketing budget of $10,000, which will assist the winner with promotion in the lead up to and during the Women’s Pro event. This year’s crowd funding initiative was expanded to enable additional competitors in the Newcastle event. Each organisation contributes $1,750. Since the crowdfunding initiative began five years ago, the event Naming Rights organisations include; Hamilton Taggart, Anditi, Grandstand Physio and Holmes Civil Developments.

For information: Surfest Coordinator, Warren Smith 0412127525