Royal Wolf sponsor students’ entry to Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

Shipping container specialists Royal Wolf are helping children from two primary schools – one in South Auckland and another in Christchurch – to compete in their local Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.

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Harewood Primary School and East Tamaki Primary School, both located close to Royal Wolf offices in Christchurch and Auckland respectively, are each sending teams of students to the local TRYathlons. Royal Wolf is sponsoring 12 entries for East Tamaki and 10 for the students from Harewood.

Julie Greenwood, Principal at Harewood School, says it is great to see local businesses getting involved in the community and supporting schools like ours.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to be able to give some of our students the chance to do the event and help show them the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle.

“It’s such a great event, and the kids love doing it, and we can’t wait to cheer them on at Jellie Park next year when the Weetbix comes to town once again.”

Paul Creighton, Royal Wolf Executive General Manager, says the company is a big supporter of community initiatives and being able to help out two local schools is extra special.

“We’re always looking for ways to give something back to the community and to help young people reach their potential. So, it’s very exciting to be able to support a bunch of kids from East Tamaki and Harewood to get along to the events and giving them an opportunity they may not have had access to otherwise.”

Royal Wolf supply containers for the Weetbix Kids TRYathlon to help transport the large amount of equipment needed to set up the TRYathlon “village” at 17 events around the country.

This season’s series starts in Mount Maunganui on December 3 with events from the Bay of Islands to Dunedin running until March which attract more than 30,000 participants and 75,000 supporters.

The set-up turn-around time from town to town is tight, especially as the series ramps up throughout February and March with a succession of events in Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Hamilton, Gisborne, and a leg throughout the South Island.

Royal Wolf – and “Wolfie” the company’s mascot – will be attending the Central East Auckland event at Point England on February 18 and at Christchurch’s Jellie Park on February 25.

A container ‘Chill out zone’ will be built at each event, with bean bags, “Wolfie” tattoos, and other kids entertainment, and a special container cricket pitch will be set up.

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 just gets bigger each year and there’s no better way to transport the masses of equipment they need to all corners of the country than inside a container.”