Royal Wolf, Australasia’s largest supplier of shipping containers, is helping students from Harewood Primary in Christchurch to compete in their local Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.
Harewood is sending a large number of students to this year’s event at Jellie Park on February 24, 10 of which will be supported by Royal Wolf. It is the second year the company has sponsored students from the school which is located close to the Royal Wolf offices.
Principal, Julie Greenwood, says it’s great to see a local business giving back to the community they operate in and encouraging local children to develop healthy habits.
“The Weet-Box Kids TRYathlon is all about encouraging kids to get out there and give it a go while also highlighting the importance of living a healthy, active and fun lifestyle.
“We are so grateful that Royal Wolf is helping us to get even more of our students along to the event this year.”
Paul Creighton, Royal Wolf Executive General Manager, says the company takes pride in supporting community initiatives and being able to help out a local school is really special.
“We’re always looking to give back to the community, especially when it involves helping the next generation. It’s great to give local students from Harewood this opportunity to give the TRYathlon a go – something they might not have been able to do otherwise.”
Royal Wolf supply containers for the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon to help transport the large amount of equipment needed to set up the event “village” at 17 events around the country.
This season’s series started in December with events from the Bay of Islands to Dunedin running until April which attract more than 30,000 participants and 75,000 supporters. The popularity of the Christchurch TRYathlon means a morning and afternoon event are held to meet demand.
Royal Wolf’s Wolf mascot will be attending the Christchurch events to take photos with the kids and give out Wolf tattoos.
It is also setting up a container ‘Chill Out Zone’, with bean bags for participants and supporters to relax in, and a special container cricket pitch for keen cricketers to test their skills.
Mr Creighton says while containers are used for a diverse range of projects these days, the TRYathlon roadshow is a classic example of containers being used for a very traditional purpose.
“The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon gets bigger and bigger every year and containers are the ideal way to transport the large amount of equipment needed all over the country,” he says.