September 5, 2018
The Maidenwell Community Group (MCG) is seeking sponsors to help create a new two-day Post Rip Challenge that will also help raise funds for LifeFlight.
The inaugural event will run on September 29 and 30 at the Maidenwell Sportsground.
The first day will feature heats of a large Open Post Rip competition that will kick off at 10:00am and run until late afternoon.
On Sunday, a barbecue breakfast at 6:00am will help launch the finals of the Open Post Rip – which will also begin at 10:00am – along with a Major Open, a Jack and Jill, a Consolation and a Local Post Rip.
Tanduringie State School’s P&C will be providing food and drink in the grounds on both days, and there’ll also be a jumping castle and face painting to keep children amused.
Competitors and spectators who want to stay overnight can camp in the Showgrounds at no charge, and admission will be free for spectators as well.
“We are looking for donations to attract competitors to the 10 events at our inaugural Maidenwell Chainsaw competition to aid LifeFlight and the Maidenwell Community Group,” MCG secretary Ros Kidman said.
“Each event will need to attract sponsorship of at least $400, however a single event can have more than one sponsor, so any donation is welcome.
“Sponsors will be given naming rights to each event.”
The MCG already run the very successful Maidenwell Easter Running Festival.
Late last year they also organised the Maidenwell Woodchop, a combined wood-chopping and post-ripping event that raised $14,000 for LifeFlight’s helicopter rescue service.
The Woodchop established that there was a strong appetite for post ripping in the region.
Potential sponsors can contact Ros on 0427-648-093.