For the last few years my son has been involved in the Energy Breakthrough program at his High School. This year the program is renewing it's sponsorship and is very keen to present the cars in new colours and decals.
OK - to give you a quick run down on what this program is all about. Some of you guys may have already been involved in this with your own kids and already know......
EBT(Energy Breakthrough) is an environmentally friendly program which involves the students, staff and parents from Crusoe Collage in Kangarooflat(Bendigo), Central Victoria. It involves building pedal vehicles and racing them in various race events during the year.
The main purpose of the races is for the team members to work together learning about and finding ways to help improve our environmental issues such as alternative forms of transport and alternative ways to power vehicles. Health and fitness play a large part in this program as well.
Also of great importance is learning about display and presentation of the vehicles, team work and the building/maintenance of the vehicles.
The students and staff involved in this program are very dedicated and spend many hours building and maintaining the vehicles as well as training to drive them and pit crew for the races.
Fundraising is also an important part of this program as most of the money comes from family, friends, sponsors, donations and fundraising events organised by those involved. We don't receive much money from the school(read that as government) so the program is kept going by what can be raised.
So what we are looking for is anyone who is willing to put some money toward something that is a great learning experience for the kids.
It doesn't have to be a money donation either, some ideas are:
Donations of equipment, parts, tools or transport.
Donations of goods that can be used as raffle prizes.
Money donations or buying an advertising space on the vehicles in the form of a decal or sign written Logo.
Major sponsors will have a vehicle party or fully painted in their company colours, logo and name depending on sponsorship package as well as Tee-shirts with company colours, logos, names for the driving/pit crew team.
Past sponsors have been Cartridge World, Signet as well as some large local companies here in Bendigo.
We have one very interested major sponsor already.
The program at this time consists of:
Two vehicles that are in commission at the moment with a full team of drives and pit crew. These are Uno and Hornet.
One vehicle, Nightrider, that is going to be rebuilt and overhauled.
The plan is to design and build at least another one but hopefully two more vehicles.
The big goal is to be at the Races in SA next year.
If you would like a copy of the sponsorship package, need more details or would just like to pledge a donation, PM me for details.
Official receipts or documentation will be provided for anyone who would like to donate/sponsor.