Coles cool with Coffs Coast schools

A HOST of local schools have signed up to the Coles Sports for Schools program with stacks of sports gear up for grabs.

Last year more than 7600 schools across Australia received $7 million worth of sporting goods through the initiative.

The program encourages shoppers to collect vouchers which their local school can redeem for equipment (customers receive one voucher for every $10 spent at a Coles store).

Students can collect the vouchers from parents and family friends to go toward their school’s grand total and vouchers will be in store from August 11 through to October 18.

Three managers from local Coles stores visited Narranga Public School today to promote the program which encourages children to participate in physical activity through the donation of new equipment.

Coles Moonee manager, Andrew Bryant, said 122 schools from Coffs Harbour to Taree participated last year and 1688 pieces of equipment were distributed.

“Of the $7 million worth of sports equipment delivered last year, schools had 390 different items on offer,” Mr Bryant said.

“The most popular pieces were wiffle bats, egg and spoon races, vortex howlers and skipping ropes.”

If your school hasn’t registered yet, encourage them to register online at http://www.sportsforschools.com.au/



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