Shitbox Rally 2017 forms strategic partnership with Bingle
Monday 19 December 2016: Box Rallies is excited to announce Bingle as a major sponsor of Shitbox Rally 2017. The leading car insurer will also support the rally with free third-party property damage insurance.
Starting in Adelaide on Saturday 27 May 2017, 450 participants will take to the Australian outback in cars worth less than $1,000 to raise much-needed funds for the critical cancer research initiatives of Cancer Council Australia.
Shitbox Rally now in its eighth year was founded by James Freeman in 2010. Each year, the rally challenges teams to explore some of the most remote regions in Australia. In 2017, the rally will embark on an arduous 3,800km seven-day road adventure from Adelaide to Cairns via the Oodnadatta Track and Plenty Highway.
"The rally teams already cover numerous costs and devote so much of their own time in preparing for the rally and fundraising," says Ms Alison Connolly, Bingle’s Executive Manager.
"Bingle believes in making everything ‘as simple as it sounds’ so as part of our sponsorship we’re proud to be making things simpler by providing free Third Party Property Damage Insurance to the rally teams."
Box Rallies Founder James Freeman welcomes Bingle’s support to the rally.
"For years I have thought that an insurance company would be an ideal sponsor for the rally, so I am thrilled Bingle have come on board for 2017," says Mr Freeman.
"They have the right attitude for what we do at Shitbox and they are very supportive to our philosophy around humor and challenges. Their tongue-in-cheek name works so well with ours and the support they are giving to the rally teams is greatly appreciated."
To further support Shitbox Rally, Bingle is also entering its own rally team to get the full experience for themselves.
Shitbox Rally has raised over $8.164 million to date since its inception in 2010. For further information or to support the cause with a donation, visit http://www.facebook.com/shitboxrally or www.shitboxrally.com.au.