The national Big Day Off charity formed on the border, has teamed with big hearted local companies McRae Motors Wodonga and Brad Jones Racing for this weekend’s round of the V8 Supercars Championship at Winton Motor Raceway.
McRae Motors, which usually sponsors the Brad Jones Racing team with its company logo prominent on race cars, is donating its prime signage to the Big Day Off. The charity will be proudly emblazoned on the windscreen of Tim Slade’s Freightliner Car 14 entry and the rear quarter panels of Jason Bright’s Team BOC Car 8.
McRae Motors Director Mick Blomeley says it’s the company’s way of helping raise awareness of the Big Day Off and help encourage participation among race fans.
“We’ve always valued our partnership with Brad Jones Racing, and knew they’d get right behind the idea to promote a fundraising event that was formed locally to help raise money for people with spinal cord injuries,” Mick Blomeley said.
“Rather than McRae Motors receive the limelight this time, we were happy to donate our sponsorship to the Big Day Off and give the charity great exposure at the track and on national television.”
Brad Jones Racing is also offering a hot-lap prize for a lucky entrant who purchases a ticket for a Big Day Off.
“We offered up the hot-lap prize last year and are happy to do so again,” Brad Jones Racing co-owner Kim Jones said.
“Promoting the Big Day Off on our racecars will hopefully encourage race fans to learn more about the initiative and encourage workplaces to get involved. We are proudly, locally based, competing at our local track at Winton, so what a better round to promote this locally based initiative,” Jones said.
Money raised by The Big Day Off goes to Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) and SpinalCure Australia.
The Big Day Off initiative runs until 30 June 2016, with winners from each registered business being drawn electronically on 1 July 2015.
Nominations can be made anonymously and each nomination this week (May 16-22) automatically enters you in the draw to win a $500 RedBalloon gift voucher.
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