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Sponsorship boost for Fiji Car Club

MARAIA VULA SUVA The Fiji Car Club yesterday got a $4000 timely sponsorship boost from Digicel Fiji for its next event scheduled for next Sunday. The sponsorship cheque was handed
02 Aug 2014 08:25

MARAIA VULA
SUVA

Digicel Head of Corporate, Dhamendra Sharma (second left), hands over a sponsorship cheque of $4000 to Fiji Car Club executives (from left), Raizal Haniff, Sandeep Prakash, Dr Amit Prasad and Irshad Jan. Photo: JUSTINE MANNAN

The Fiji Car Club yesterday got a $4000 timely sponsorship boost from Digicel Fiji for its next event scheduled for next Sunday.
The sponsorship cheque was handed over to the club executives at the Digicel head office at Kadavu House in Suva.
The club has 180 members and is gearing up for what is now called the Digicel Quarter Mile Drag Race at the Nanuku airstrip in Pacific Harbour, Navua on August 10.
After a very successful car show late last month, the club was excited as people are becoming more aware of the sport.
Digicel Head of Corporate, Dhamendra Sharma, said they were delighted with the opportunity provided by the Fiji Car Club for Digicel to sponsor the event.
“This is the first time we are sponsoring to test and see how it turns out. Maybe in the future we can sponsor other events,” he said.
“Fiji Car club has been good in organising their events and $4000 is a substantial amount for one event. We wish them well and hope they hold a good event next Sunday.”
Positive vibe
Fiji Car Club president Raizal Haniff noted it was a positive vibe that Digicel had come on board as sponsors for this event.
He said they are hoping more companies would join soon as corporate sponsors.
“Digicel is our first major sponsor for the year and we are happy. If everything turns out well, we are hoping they will continue to sponsor us for future events,” Mr Haniff said.
“We are always looking for sponsors. motor sport is not a cheap. We need a lot of money to organise on that day for us.
“There a lot of logistics involved like we need an ambulance team on the day and a rescue team also.”
Mr Haniff said a few new cars will be coming from the West and they were excited with this added participation.
There are about 40 cars participating in the upcoming event which the executives labeled quite good as before there were only 30 to 35 cars taking part.
Meanwhile, Fiji Cars has confirmed that their drag wars will be held on August 31.
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