Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland has entered into a three-year agreement with River 2 Reef Ride as its new Naming Rights Sponsor.
The event, now in its 9th year, has raised over $450,000 since its inception and attracted 1500 riders last year alone.
Event Organiser Evan Corry welcomed the partnership.
“We are excited to work with a new sponsor and very thankful to our previous Naming Rights Sponsor Glencore Hail Creek for their support,” Evan said.
The new sponsorship agreement will see Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland contribute $25,000 each year towards the event from 2019-2021. In addition, the Freemason charity has agreed to match the first $50,000 raised through the event, dollar-for-dollar, each year during the sponsorship period.
“This means that the more participants who get involved in the event, the more funds that will be raised for our local charities RACQ CQ Rescue and Mackay and District Sporting Wheelies,” Evan said.
“A third local charity, selected by Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland, will also be supported through the event over the next three years as a result of this partnership,” said Evan.
Hand Heart Pocket CEO Gary Mark said that they are looking to select a charity who works to improve men’s mental and physical health in the region.
“One of our charitable focuses is about improving men’s mental and physical health. We are in the process of selecting a suitable charity and hope to be able to announce this shortly.”
“We are proud to be the new sponsors for such a worthy community event,” said Gary.
This year, the event will be held on Saturday 14th September.
Registrations for the 2019 Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland River 2 Reef Ride will open at midday on Friday 24th May 2019. To register go to www.river2reefride.com.au