2019 Teal Pants Campaign Announced
Harness Racing New Zealand is thrilled to announce the dates for next year’s Teal Pants Campaign in New Zealand will be 1 February to 10 March 2019.
Our ambassadors in 2019 will be Nicky Chilcott (North Island), Samantha Ottley (Canterbury) and Ellie Barron (Southland).
The Teal Pants Campaign had its inaugural running in New Zealand earlier this year and raised $20,000 for the Women’s Cancer Foundation.
Founded by Duncan McPherson in Victoria in 2014, the campaign was started to help raise awareness around the disease and raise funds for research of Ovarian Cancer.
McPherson lost his wife to Ovarian Cancer and vowed to continue her fight, and has grown the movement from Victoria, to nationwide Australia and now New Zealand.
39 female drivers in New Zealand wore the Teal Pants during February and March 2018, with each win receiving $400 in donations, $200 from Harness Racing New Zealand, $100 from Woodlands Stud and $100 from the respective Club.
If any female drivers are in need of new Teal Pants for 2019, we require you to please contact Courtney Clarke by 1 November 2018. You can do so by emailing [email protected] or text/phone 027 636 4355
Various clubs also hosted Teal themed events this year to help in the fundraising efforts.
We encourage any Clubs that are keen to assist in the fundraising effort throughout the Teal Pants Campaign to start thinking of possible ways to be a part of the campaign. If you would like to be involved please contact Courtney Clarke at Harness Racing New Zealand – [email protected] or 027 636 4355