Sky in the Community
SKY In The Community
SKY in Community
Giving back to the community means a lot to us. Our sponsorship and charities programme has grown over the years. It includes our own SKY NEXT initiative, supporting young, talented Kiwi athletes, our Five Star partnership with the Starship Foundation, the Special Children’s Christmas Parties and the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.
Being a local company with a large Kiwi shareholding we really want to play a part in improving things for New Zealand. Every year we love getting involved with the amazing people who work hard in these organisations.
We’re Committed to the young Community
The Starship Foundation
For more than 16 years, SKY has been right behind the Starship Foundation as it raises much needed funds for our National Children’s Hospital. In 2015, we were honoured to become a Starship Foundation Five Star Partner. We help fund hospital upgrades, new medical equipment, put SKY TV in every room to keep patients entertained, and we’re a key supporter of the Starship National Air Ambulance and its crew.
SKY Next - supporting talented Kiwi athletes
Here at SKY, we wanted to make a difference and that’s how SKY NEXT was born. As a kiwi company and New Zealand’s home of sport we’re incredibly passionate about our athletes achieving on the world stage. Our SKY NEXT initiative supports young, talented Kiwi athletes on their epic journey to succeed.
SKY NEXT provides funding, professional support and promotion for up and coming athletes. We work alongside young athletes, facilitating and enabling them to reach their full potential. We share their amazing journeys and their tremendous dedication as they strive for worldwide success.
Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
We’ve committed $1 million over five years to help repair Christchurch. We’ve chosen to concentrate our efforts on sports and recreational facilities, to support the health and well-being of local communities and in particular, their young people.
Our first $200,000 donation in 2013 was for the repair of the fields at Garrick Park. The second donation in 2014 was gifted to West Spreydon School to repair the community’s hugely popular swimming pool. In 2015, our $200,000 was gifted to Denton Oval to enable the lighting, changing rooms and bathrooms to be upgraded and the all the track rails to be replaced. Last year our $200,000 provided artificial turfs to 11 Christchurch primary schools who lost or incurred significant damage to their playing fields in the earthquakes. We can’t wait to see what a difference we can make in 2017.
Special Children's Christmas Parties
Sponsoring the very Special Children’s Christmas Parties means so much more to us than providing cash. Hundreds of our SKY crew from all across New Zealand volunteer each year to create an incredible day for children in need. It’s a day filled with bouncy castles, life size television characters and games along with prizes!
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