The Big Little Sponsorship – Free up their dreams, is all about making a sports sponsorship come true for some of our future sports stars, the heroes-in-the-making that could be found at a deserving Auckland primary school. The winning school will receive $10,000 worth of new sports gear, a field makeover by the Eden Park grounds team, a VIP tour at Eden Park and a school visit from Keven Mealamu. It’s a prize that will help primary school kids chase their dreams.
Last year’s winners, Papakura Normal School from South Auckland, are still enjoying their prize one year later. You can read about their big win, the difference it has made to their school community and also watch how we surprised the students of the school here.
Big Little 2019 nominations will be assessed against a judging criteria by our judging panel of representatives from AA Insurance, Eden Park Trust and campaign ambassador, Keven Mealamu.
We're excited to have rugby legend, Keven Mealamu back on board as an ambassador for this campaign. Keven’s an advocate for getting kids involved in sport at an early age.
The Big Little Sponsorship is a cool way to champion sport in schools and help invigorate the passion for sport.
“It’s good for kids to play sport: they talk to people and learn to work together. They also learn respect for their team mates and opposition. And they learn that it takes hard work to achieve something worth achieving,” he says.
However, Keven says the most important thing is having fun. “You don’t have to take things too seriously – parents need to remember that too!”
We believe grass roots sport is a staple for Kiwi kids growing up in New Zealand. Kids participating in sport and recreation is a terrific way to learn about fair play and keep active.
By celebrating grass roots sport with our Big Little Sponsorship, the winning school will be able to boost their own sports initiatives within the school and create more opportunities for students to get involved and excited about sport.
So, if you know a deserving Auckland primary school that could really make use of our prize, be sure to nominate them here before Sunday 1 September for their chance to win the Big Little Sponsorship.