TEAM SA needs your help

Tuesday, 6 September, 2016
Jean Vincent Ridon
Team South Africa needs your help to train with foreign wines, to travel to France in the best conditions, and fly our national colours high among the other wine nations.

Team South Africa is selected from the best wine tasters from around the country, who participate and compete at the South African Wine Tasting Competition (SAWTC). The provincial competitions are held in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and the best of these participate in the finals, to arrive at the top 5 tasters. The 4 best national tasters are the core of Team SA.

After attracting great media coverage over the last 3 years, the SAWTC has selected the best tasters to make the 2016 Team South Africa, facing teams of 24 other countries at the World Blind Tasting Challenge in Provence (France) on the 8th of October 2016. This event is organised by La Revue du Vin de France and Marie Claire Group.

The 2016 Team South Africa needs your support to make sure they can train with international wines and fly to France under the best conditions. For this reason we ask your support to raise funds to make this dream happen again, like in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The value of the rand makes it extremely difficult for the team in 2016.

We are offering different options starting from R1000, so no excuse not to help your own industry!

Fan of Team South Africa:
You will get one picture of the Team members with your product in their hand for your social media. Any donation accepted from R1000, but you can consider more.

Be a Supporter of Team South Africa:
You will receive our national jersey signed by the Team. You will be mentioned in our press releases (before, during and after the world championship), and will receive a unique slot on our multimedia platform.  R9000

Official partner of Team South Africa:
Besides receiving a signed jersey to display at your branch or office, you will be offered your logo embroidered on the national jersey, so your company can create your own PR material. We would supply a full set of pictures of the Team during the event where your image is prominently visible. We have TV interviews, press and radio, so it is a great presence. Your logo will be used for the picture background banner the Team travels with. So you will never be missed on the pictures.
– R26000 is a sleeve position (per sleeve)
– R37000 is a chest position
– R52000 is the full back position (which is seen by cameras when competitors taste)

Official Sponsor of Team SA (with naming rights for 2016):
You will receive 5 jerseys signed by the team, your company logo will take all the available positions on the jersey, and the team will always be referred to as XXXXXX Team South Africa in all releases and publication. Your VIP members will as well be invited at any training tastings of international wines, and you will be invited to the announcement of the Team SA in September.
Naming rights package: R150000.

We are proud to have been associated with and supported by wine.co.za as our media partner since inception, and they continue to show their support,  providing considerable media coverage as well as being a fan!

We are fully aware that the economic situation is difficult, but this is a unique opportunity to show the industry your commitment, and your patriotic support when it comes to sending the best of us to France. We will welcome wine donations.

We need you!

Please contact me for further details, and make South Africa visible on the world scene!

Team South Africa 2016 / JV RIDON/ Tel 0214225206 / 0836750280 www.sawtc.co.za & ridon@iafrica.com

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