Media ReleaseAugust 2012
The Palms Shopping Centre Scores Big with Take a Kid to Footy Sponsorship
The Palms Shopping Centre is making the conversion from team fan to official sponsor by supporting the Canterbury Rugby
Football Union’s Take a Kid to Footy initiative for the Canterbury ITM Cup.
Cantabrians are loyal rugby fans and are often seen wearing red and black with pride. The Take a Kid to Footy initiative
is aimed at imparting that rugby spirit and enthusiasm to the next generation of sports fans.
Simon Carter, The Palms’ centre manager and a rugby fan, says, “We are very proud and excited to be sponsoring the
Canterbury Rugby Football Union’s Take a Kid to Footy. This is a great way for families to spend time together; enjoying
the dynamic sport and hopefully, witnessing some big wins for the Canterbury Rugby team.”
Take a Kid to Footy enables ticketholders to bring one child with them to an ITM rugby game at a great value price of
$12.50, plus service fee. There are dedicated Take a Kid to Footy seating areas at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch, so
kids can pick up a goody bag packed with two Canterbury Rugby collectors cards, a drink, snacks and other goodies and
watch the game with their friends. Anyone who purchases tickets from Ticket Direct at The Palms will receive additional
limited edition collector’s cards of their favourite players.
Hamish Riach, CEO of the Canterbury Rugby Football Union, says, “We are delighted to have The Palms on board as the Take
a Kid to Footy sponsor for the Canterbury ITM Cup season. Take a Kid to Footy is really important to us because it
provides an affordable way for families to get along to the Canterbury games. All bar one of our home games are
afternoon games this season, so no doubt Take a Kid to Footy tickets will be in high demand. It will be great to see
lots of families coming along to our new home ground, AMI Stadium, to support their team, and we are grateful to The
Palms for helping to make that possible.”
As official sponsors, The Palms will be hosting some fun activities, events and competitions at the shopping centre for
both the local community and new and long-standing rugby fans.
For more information on how you can purchase tickets to a ‘Take a Kid to Footy’ game, visit www.thepalms.co.nz
About The Palms
The Palms Shopping Centre in Shirley (four kilometres from the Christchurch CBD), is an asset in the AMP Capital
Shopping Centre Fund (ASCF). The Fund has 11 properties under management with a total fund size of over AU$2 billion.