Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Kiwi kids the winners of 2019 ASB Classic

Media Release
Thursday 17 January

With record numbers through the gate and new champions crowned for 2019, the ASB Classic has been delivering success both on and off the court, and one of the biggest recipients of this was 2019 ASB Classic Community Partner Eat My Lunch.

Through a number of initiatives over the two weeks of action, tennis fans have helped donate over 6,000 lunches to Kiwi kids in need throughout New Zealand. Through meals gifted at food and beverage outlets around the venue, two days of crowd favourite activation ‘Lobbo’ and support from major sponsor ASB, the final tally came to 6,107 lunches gifted.

ASB Classic Tournament Director Karl Budge said he was pleased to be able to support Kiwi kids in need.

‘The response from ASB Classic fans in supporting Kiwi kids has been fantastic, and I’m proud of how we’ve been able to support Eat my Lunch in the work they’re doing throughout New Zealand.

This tournament has shown us young New Zealanders performing well at this international level and maybe the one of the lunches provided by ASB Classic fans will help the next big name in New Zealand tennis perform better at school and on court.”

Eat My Lunch founder Lisa King was thrilled with the response from tennis fans over the two weeks of the ASB Classic.

“It’s incredibly humbling to know that everyone wants to contribute and play a part in helping ensure that Kiwi kids don’t go to school hungry. The ASB Classic was a great event, demonstrating the generosity of New Zealanders and we’re extremely grateful to have more lunches to Give as we come into the new school year.”

ASB head of community and sponsorship Mark Graham said giving back to the community was a huge part of ASB’s culture and he was proud of the progress that had been achieved across the two week tournament.

“We know how much ASB Classic supporters enjoy our annual Lobbo event, and we saw that again this year with almost half of the lunches funded across the tournament coming from the two Lobbo days. We’re thrilled to have partnered with Eat My Lunch as this year’s Community Partner and thanks to the generosity of tennis fans across the two weeks, more than 6,000 Kiwi kids will be going to school with a lunch this year.”


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis Review: Ans Westra & The New Photography At Te Papa

Te Papa's latest exhibition and publication focuses its corrective lenses on eight outstanding photographic pioneers who forged a bold new style during the 1960s and 70s. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Making History

Jock Phillips is a pioneering public historian who has sought new ways to communicate history to a wide audience. His autobiographical memoir is a fascinating account of how perceptions of history have changed through his career. More>>

New Budget Arts Funding: Fairer Wage For Grant Artists, Creatives In Schools

The vital contribution and huge value the creative sector brings to New Zealand is recognised in this year’s Budget with $11.157 million over four years for two new initiatives, the Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern said today. More>>


Auckland Region MMR Change: Children To Be Vaccinated For Measles At 12 Months

The first measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination has been brought forward to 12 months from 15 months in Auckland because of the region’s measles outbreak. More>>


Tapu Te Ranga: Fire Destroys Main Building At Island Bay Marae

There was a large fire at the Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Island Bay early Sunday morning. Firefighters saved the meeting house, but the main building collapsed in the blaze and other surrounding buildings were compromised. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland