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October 13-24 My name is Mark Tookey. an initiative of former NRL player Mark Tookey and I am preparing to ride from Brett Meaclem in association with the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation (Cerebral Logan to Canberra to raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy Palsy Health) and the Logan PCYC, aims to raise awareness and funds toward Cerebral and much needed funds Palsy (CP) research. toward research of this condition. With the support of Logan City Council, Mark along with nine other riders including Logan Deputy Mayor, Councillor Russell Lutton and Councillors Luke Smith and Lisa Bradley will On February 15, 2007 my ride their bikes a gruelling 1287kms to Canberra. youngest daughter Chloe was diagnosed with Cerebral Tour de France cyclist Jans Koerts will be flying out from Amsterdam to join the other Palsy (spastic diplegia). I cyclists on their ride to Canberra. know first hand the impact this condition has on the families of those diagnosed With his high profile in the NRL community, Mark has enlisted the assistance of various and I hope to raise more celebrities, including Logan’s Councillors, to gain valuable media exposure. Negotiations than $250,000 to fund are currently underway with Channel Nine and The Footy Show as well as local media research. outlets along the coast between Logan and Canberra. The ride to Canberra will In order the raise the much needed funds for this cause, Mark and his team of riders need take 12 days and will cover sponsors. Having a daughter with Cerebral Palsy, Mark knows, any small amount of approximately 1300kms. There will be various fund money raised can make a difference. Sponsors will not only be helping towards funding raising events along the way research for CP but also gain valuable exposure through logo placement on the riders and each rider has a target uniforms as they make their way down the east coast of Australia. of $10,000 to raise before their place in the event is secured. What I need are sponsors to get on board and get my bum on a bike seat. I will Did you know, every 18 hours, a child is born with publicly acknowledge all my Cerebral Palsy (CP)? What is CP? CP refers to sponsors and will display Brisbane LOGAN any one of a number of neurological disorders their logos on my riding that appear in infancy or early childhood and apparel and our support Brunswick Heads permanently affect body movement and muscle vans. Grafton coordination. Coffs Harbour Any support would be greatly In Australia, one in 500 children are born with South West Rocks appreciated. some degree of CP every year. Port Macquarie Mark Tookey Taree Former NRL player with South Queensland Bulahdelah Crushers, Parramatta Eels and New Zealand Newcastle Warriors, has first hand experience with CP, Parramatta having a daughter recently diagnosed with the Berrima condition. Canberra Goulburn Mark and Brett Meaclem met at the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation where Brett works in Cerebral Palsy Health. It was this chance meeting that gave way to the concept of riding their bikes to Canberra to raise awareness and much needed funding for CP research. Logan City There are 3 levels of sponsorship: Gold, Silver (2 available), Bronze and associated sponsors. Bike Ride Route: Monday 13 October Day 1 Logan to Brunswick Heads 149km • sponsor’s name & logo displayed prominently across the front and back of each rider’s shirt and down the side of pants Tuesday 14 October Day 2 • caps with the gold sponsor’s name used for any TV & press interviews or Brunswick Heads to Grafton 185km public appearances • media coverage, television, radio and press Wednesday 15 October Day 3 • advertising on all brochures, pamphlets and correspondence of the ride Grafton to Coffs Harbour 82km • community awareness of the sponsor’s involvement • banners and signage erected during interviews with the riders Thursday 16 October Day 4 • recognition as a gold sponsor throughout the event Coffs Harbour to • involvement in any part of the ride (as a nominated rider if interested) South West Rocks 108km • company representation for the handing over of the fund raising cheque Friday 17 October Day 5 South West Rocks to Port Macquarie 87km • sponsor’s name displayed across the top of the biker’s pants (back) and shirt sleeves Saturday 18 October Day 6 • media coverage, television, radio and press Port Macquarie to Taree 85km • advertising on all brochures, pamphlets and correspondence of the ride • community awareness of the sponsor’s involvement • banners and signage erected during interviews with the riders Sunday 19 October Day 7 • recognition as a silver sponsor throughout the event Taree to Bulahdelah 73km Monday 20 October Day 8 Bulahdelah to Newcastle 96km • sponsor’s name displayed on the back of rider’s shirt • media coverage, television, radio and press Tuesday 21 October Day 9 • advertising on all brochures, pamphlets and correspondence of the ride Newcastle to Parramatta 148km • community awareness of the sponsor’s involvement • banners and signage erected during interviews with the riders Wednesday 22 October Day 10 • recognition as a bronze sponsor throughout the event Parramatta to Berrima 110km SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES ARE RECOGNISED AS A BUSINESS EXPENSE Thursday 23 October Day 11 AND ALL DONATIONS OVER TWO DOLLARS ARE FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE Berrima to Goulburn 70km All contributions over $500 will be acknowledged publicly. Cheque donations can be made payable to Logan City PCYC ‘Ride for a Friday 24 October Day 12 Better Day’ and sent to Logan City PCYC, PO Box 152, Logan City DC 4114. Goulburn to Canberra 92km Direct Deposit Details Logan City PCYC Bank Account BSB: 064-003 A/C: 00090652 For further information: Account Name: Logan City Council Management Team QPCYWA AGENT 17 Mark Tookey Tim Coles Note: Agent 17 must be included Colts Coach & Rugby League Development Officer Community Engagement and Marketing when making a direct deposit. Please reference ‘Ride for a Souths Logan Magpies and Canberra Raiders Phone: (07) 3412 5041 better day’ and email PCYC at Mobile: 0410 297 271 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to advise that a deposit has been made.
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