Team Teal 2021 Ambassadors
By Courtney Clarke - Harness Racing NZ
Harness Racing New Zealand is excited to announce our Team Teal Ambassadors for 2021.
All female drivers in New Zealand will wear teal driving pants from February 1 to March 14 to raise awareness and funds for Ovarian Cancer.
In addition to that our four ambassadors will wear teal designed silks to further promote the cause.
The ambassadors for 2021 are Nicky Chilcott (North Island), Alicia Harrison (North Island), Samantha Ottley (South Island) and Ellie Barron (South Island).
We are also pleased to announce that the individual sponsors for each of our ambassadors have agreed to come on board again to support the campaign.
Nicky Chilcott: Whales Harness (Craig Thompson)
Alicia Harrison: Arbonne (Ange Herlihy)
Samantha Ottley: Harcourts (Stevie Golding)
Ellie Barron: McCallums Group
Most of our Clubs racing during the campaign have also committed to donating to the cause this year as well as Harness Racing NZ who will donate $100 per female win. We are also extremely thankful of the support from Woodlands Stud who have agreed to be a part of the campaign again in 2021 and will donate $100 per female win.
Various clubs will also host teal themed events this year including, Team Teal racedays, ladies only races, and fashion in the field, to help in the fundraising efforts. We are looking forward to announcing some exciting events very soon on our website https://www.hrnz.co.nz/team-teal-2020/
Founded by Duncan McPherson in Victoria in 2014, the campaign was started to help raise awareness 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.
If anyone would like to be involved in the Team Teal Campaign or would like any further information please contact Courtney Clarke at Harness Racing NZ - [email protected] or 027 635 4355