Who we are
We are a group of locals who are passionate about helping our community get access to great facilities and resources.
We initially organised this event as a one-off to raise money towards the Omokoroa Skate Path in 2015.
However, due to the success of that event and all the positive feedback we received, we decided to keep doing it!
All money raised is donated to our chosen charities. In 2021 we are raising money for:
1/ Awhina House – Āwhina House provides a safe and nurturing home to women facing homelessness in Tauranga for up to 12 weeks. The staff work with the women to address the issues in their lives that have led to this situation and help them find permanent housing. They support them to access any services they need and do all this with compassion and love. We are donating 20% of our profits to Awhina House this year.
2). We will be funding some dog litter bins around Omokoroa. We are so embarrassed to have been made infamous in a recent song on The Rock about Omokoroa and how much dog poo there is around – sadly this is true:( so we decided to take action and fund some bins! At $1300 each they don’t come cheap but we are hoping to fund at least 3.
3). Any money left over will be donated to the Omokoroa Domain Playground upgrade.
We are hugely grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and all those businesses who donate prizes and give us discounted services – without them, this event would not be possible (or would cost participants a lot more!!). Thank you for being part of our event – we look forward to seeing you at the start line!.
Money Donated to the Community so far:
2015 – Omokoroa Community Skate Group $5800
2016 – Omokoroa Sports Pavilion $6500
2017 – Omokoroa Sports Pavilion $8700
2018 – Waihi Beach Surf Life Saving Club $4000 and Tauranga Community Foodbank $4000.
We also donated over $1000 to Omokoroa Community groups who helped us Marshall – Omokoroa Sea Scouts, Omokoroa Playcentre and the Omokoroa Fire Brigade and First Responders. The Omokoroa Sports Pavillion also raised over $1000 from the food stall.
2019 – Awhina House $6000, Omokoroa Community Patrol $1500, Omokoroa Community Garden $1500. Omokoroa Point School also won $1000 worth of sports gear sponsored by BaseUp. Omokoroa Playcentre raised money from the food stall and we paid out over $800 in Marshall fees to the Omokoroa Seas Scouts and the Omokoroa Community Fire Brigade.
2020 – Cancelled due to Covid 🙁
TOTAL AMOUNT: $41,800 (we are just a little bit proud of this)