THE Powercor Tour de Depot returns to Shepparton in 2017 with submissions now open for local charities to become the event’s official charity partner.
Last year’s event attracted hundreds of participants and raised $62,000 for local charity, Very Special Kids who provide hospice care and support to children with terminal illnesses and their families.
Powercor’s general manager corporate affairs, Melissa O’Neill said this year’s Tour de Depot was set to be bigger and better than ever and urged local charities and community groups to register their interest.
“We’re excited to bring the Tour de Depot back to Shepparton for the third year running and anticipate an even bigger turn out building on the success of previous years.
“With 100 percent of entry fees going directly to a local cause, it is a fantastic opportunity for charities to receive much needed funds and also provides a platform to spread the word about what they do.
“At Powercor we value the important role our smaller charities and community groups play in connecting people and we’re proud to be in a position to help them achieve their goals,” Melissa said.
The Tour de Depot will be held on Sunday, September 17 and is a family friendly event open to all ages and abilities with the option to enter a community ride of 10km or 20km, or for more serious cyclists, a 20km time trial. A free community festival is held at the finish line.
Charity submissions are now open and close on Friday, June 23.