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Compaq 50K Of Coronet Sponsorship Wins Award

Compaq 50K Of Coronet Sponsorship Wins National Award

AUCKLAND, 23 November 2001 – Compaq Computer New Zealand has received national recognition for its sponsorship of the 50K of Coronet ski race.

At a black tie awards ceremony at Eden Park last night, Compaq was announced winner of the 2001 Best National Non-Televised Sponsorship at the 2001 New Zealand Post Sports Sponsorship Awards.

“We are delighted to have received this recognition,” said Russell Hewitt, Managing Director, Compaq Computer New Zealand. “Our business focuses on enabling innovation in our customers through inspirational technology. The skill and commitment of the skiers who compete in this race to be their best and raise money for charity is inspiring, as are the brave children that Cure Kids supports.”

“As a company we know the benefits this sponsorship has delivered us as one of our key annual marketing programmes. To receive this peer recognition in addition is an absolute bonus.”

"I would like to congratulate Compaq for embracing at concept level a totally new and unique type of event for New Zealand. The subsequent success of the Compaq 50K of Coronet affirms the huge foresight shown by Compaq and their sponsorship team", said Wayne Cafe, Director, Compaq 50K.

The Compaq 50K of Coronet was launched in 2000 with Compaq Computer New Zealand as foundation and title sponsor. In 2001 the race raised a total of $180,000 for charity, $151,000 that went to Cure Kids, a division of the Child Health Research Foundation and $29,000 for the Queenstown Alpine Ski Club who provide a 200+ strong volunteer force for the race.

The Compaq 50K of Coronet will take place in 2002 from 29-30 August.

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