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Gala star studded event to launch the Hamilton 400

Gala star studded event to launch the Hamilton 400

3 APRIL 2008

Immediate release UDATED INFORMATION (drivers and sponsor)

The inaugural Hamilton 400 festivities will be launched in style with Hamilton mayor Bob Simcock hosting the Hamilton Mark Porter Memorial Dinner on Thursday April 17.

The black tie gala event will be held at the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion and will honour the memory of local V8 driver, Mark Porter. The evening will also raise funds for Hospice’s pediatric service Rainbow Place, which is devoted to caring for children and their families.

Mr Simcock’s VIP guest list includes members of parliament, V8 Supercars Australia management, media celebrities and V8 Supercars Drivers including Greg Murphy, Jason Richards, Shane Van Gisbergen, Kayne Scott, Steven Richards, Fabian Coulthard, Paul Morris, Russell Ingall, James Courtney.

TV3 personality and presenter John Campbell will MC the evening and special entertainment will be provided by the dynamic Lady Killers, who recently performed to a sell out crowd at Clarence St Theatre.

The premium sponsor for the event is Lion Nathan who are generously donating all of the alcoholic beverages for the evening.

Local and national businesses have generously donated a wide range of sort after items for the fundraising action including a framed Tiger Woods signed glove and balls, a decadence package from Novotel Tainui, a hot air balloon ride for two from the Kiwi Balloon Company, a kitchen design by Sandra Grummitt and a flight simulator donated by Mike Pero.

The auction will be hosted by well known and entertaining local auctioneer Campbell Turner from Lugtons.

Tables to the gala dinner are being sold by Hospice representatives to Hamilton and regional businesses. There are also a limited number of tickets available to the public which may be purchased by table or individually.

Thursday 17 April
7pm for 7.30pm
Hamilton Gardens Pavilion
Black tie

Tables of ten $3,000 + GST individuals $300 + GST


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