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Amazing race hits Sunshine Coast to support Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors

-Event Sponsors-

Press Release:

The Sunshine Coast’s very own amazing race is set to take place on Sunday 26 May, 2013, to raise money for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors in the form of a car rally fundraiser.

The mastermind behind the fundraiser is 13 year old Tegan Lather from Bribie Island.

“Last year’s event was extremely successful and everyone who was involved really enjoyed themselves so we want to take it to a new level this year so we can raise even more funds for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital,” Tegan said.

Despite her tender years, Tegan successfully ran the event last year with help from her parents and major sponsor Ferre De Deyne from The Big Kart Track.  Over the past two years she has raised over $30,000 for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and she hopes to raise another $10,000 at this year’s car rally fundraiser.  

“The fundraiser has turned into a great community event, Ferre’s support has been exceptional and a number of other local sponsors have come on board including Jetts Coolum and Peregian, Australia Zoo, QCCC Mapleton, Xperiences, Healthy Water Ways, Fireworks Digital Colour, Qld Advertising, Bow Wow Chow, Aussie World and Tangalooma Island Resort,” she said.

Much like the amazing race teams of up to 5 will solve puzzles, take on  fun challenges  at all of the venues of the major sponsors. Teams will compete in fun competitions and navigate their family car around the Sunshine Coast to win fantastic prizes including 5-night stay at the SeaView Resort Mooloolaba valued at over $1,100 as well as family passes to Big Kart Track, Aussie World, Australia Zoo and a tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.  

The contestants and general public will also have a chance to win a Giant Raffle, including a fantastic Dolphin Getaway Package for a family of 4 kindly donated by Tangalooma Island Resort.  Volunteers will be selling raffle tickets at all the fun challenge destinations to raise more money for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital treated over 5800 sick and injured Australian native wildlife in 2012 alone.  This is at no cost to the public.

Tickets for the rally are $125 per car (up to 5 people) and all profits raised will be donated to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.  Registration details can be found at www.wildlifeemergency.com.au/rally.

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