The alcohol sponsorship debate

21 12 2009

Today the Marlborough Express reports on Rene de Ruiter resigning from the club over his stance on alcohol and sport.

For the club to have no association with alcohol related sponsorship or support would clearly be difficult in Marlborough. It would mean we would not support The Grape Ride, Moa Hunt or even the Women’s Duathlon (as they held a wine tasting the night before at registration).  Does it also mean we do not accept financial membership or event entry fees from those who work in the wine industry? 

You can read the article here.

As usual, your comments are welcome.




2 responses

21 12 2009
Martyn Crossley

I was not aware there was any ‘alcohol’ sponsorship association with the club.

21 12 2009

It is pretty subtle. Bottles of wine for spot prizes at some events, club assistance at sports events that are sponsored by wine brands, use of a wine company’s office for our meetings.

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