AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 17 January 2024 – Ford New Zealand returns to the Hot Spring Spas T20 Tauranga Black Clash this weekend as a Major Sponsor and the Official Vehicle Partner.
Ford has been a Major Sponsor of the popular event for three years now, providing vehicles such as the Ford Transit Tourneo and Ford Everest to transport the teams to and from the oval.
Back by popular demand, the Ford team has again created a new special event t-shirt to throw out to the crowd at the break. In addition, a few lucky punters will win the best seats in the house – the ‘Ranger Terraces’ will be set up in the back of a Ford Ranger Raptor and parked on the pitch just outside the boundary line. While comfortably seated in the back of the Ford Ranger, the winners of the ‘Ranger Terraces’ seats also get full catering service for the match.
“It’s a fantastic event and we’re more than happy to be a part of it,” said Simon Rutherford, Managing Director, Ford New Zealand. “Makes sense for Ford to be the Official Vehicle Partner and provide transport and display vehicles. But in addition to that, it’s just a great day out for the entire community. And for the Ford team, it’s become one of our favourite events to support.”
The Hot Spring Spas T20 Black Clash pits New Zealand’s biggest stars of rugby and cricket against each other in a high-intensity, hugely fun T20 cricket match and takes place this weekend at Bay Oval on January 20 at Bay Oval, Tauranga.
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