Gold Coast based national charity the Kokoda Youth Foundation are excited to announce the partnership with Gold Coast based building company Condev Construction for their flagship event The Kokoda Challenge.
For the past 11 years The Kokoda Youth Foundation have organised the iconic Kokoda Challenge taking place within the breathtaking trails of the Gold Coast hinterland, with the sole aim of using profits from the event to fund their youth programs. Embedded in each program is the philosophy that what you get out of life is directly related to what you put in and personal choices have a profound effect on your future.
Echoing similar sentiments, Condev Construction have always been a big supporter of local events and charities and are pleased to be adding The Kokoda Challenge to their list of partners.
“Condev Construction have strived to support local events as a part of our overall program of support of the local community and our own staff. We encourage all of our staff to be active and this year we had teams entered into The Kokoda Challenge led by Andy Baxter. After the event Andy encouraged us to look at partnering with the Kokoda Challenge as it is truly an event with a cause”, said Condev Construction’s Director, Steve Marais.
The support for The Kokoda Challenge is not just a financial one. The partnership will also see opportunities of work experience in the building trade provided to Australian youth taking part in the Kokoda Youth Foundation programs.
“At the Kokoda Youth Foundation we ask ourselves every day, is it good for the kids? Today we are proud to be partnering with Condev in a way that will directly enhance the opportunities we provide to the youth in our programs. We see the partnership as a great opportunity to raise the profile of The Kokoda Challenge event and The Kokoda Youth Foundation”, said Doug Henderson OAM, founder of the Kokoda Youth Foundation.
The Kokoda Challenge Gold Coast is a 96km run/walk through the Gold Coast hinterland, which honours the diggers who fought in Kokoda in 1942. The event distance is the same as the Kokoda track in Papua New Guinea and the 39-hour cut-off in honour of the 39th Militia who were the first to reach the shores of PNG.
The Kokoda Challenge Gold Coast will take place on July 16-17, 2016 and further details can be found at www.kokodachallenge.com. Entries to The Kokoda Challenge and The NAB Kokoda 48 are now open and places are selling out fast and expected to close soon.
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