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Celebrating the Success of Upside Cup 2023

News   |   January 15th, 2024

The Upside Cup 2023 exceeded all expectations and raised over $47,000, marking an incredible milestone in our journey towards transforming lives through mentorship. With this remarkable achievement, we are proud to announce that thirteen new matches will be formed, connecting mentors with young people and fostering growth and opportunity.


The Power of Upside Cup

The impact of Upside Cup extends far beyond fundraising. The $47,000 raised will directly support mentorship programs, providing young individuals with guidance, support, and the tools they need to succeed. We firmly believe in the power of mentorship and recognise its ability to create lasting change in the lives of young people.

Social Return on Investment (SROI)

Upside Cup's SROI of 470% is a testament to the immense social good that will unfold in Aotearoa. This means that $220,900 worth of positive impact will bring about tangible benefits within our community. The collective effort of participants, donors, and supporters has created a ripple effect of kindness that will continue shaping lives for years to come.

Congratulations to our participants

Congratulations to all the participating teams of the Upside Cup Yacht Race 2023! Your teamwork, determination, and sailing skills have earned you this well-deserved victory. Not only have you showcased your sailing prowess, but you have also made a significant impact by supporting youth mentoring in Aotearoa. Your participation and success in the Upside Cup highlight the importance of team building, fostering bonds with colleagues, and giving back to the community.

1st Place - Broad Reach

2nd Place - Tahua Partners

3rd Place - TMNZ 1

Well done to the other placeholders of the Upside Cup 2023!

4th Place   - High Performer Building
5th Place   - Sort Me
6th Place   - Gallagher
7th Place   - Saxey Sailors
8th Place   - The Brotherhood
9th Place   - TMNZ 2
10th Place - QPC Builders

Our Amazing Supporters

We extend our sincere appreciation to TMNZ for their unwavering support, making Upside Cup 2023 possible. Their commitment to investing 100% in Aotearoa has allowed every dollar raised to directly support the youth we aim to uplift. We are immensely grateful for their partnership and dedication.

Furthermore, we would like to express our immense gratitude to the incredible businesses that generously donated items for our online auctions. Mariska Steyn Photography, About Giving, The RED Shed Candles, Flox, Laser Clinics New Zealand (St Lukes), Cathy Davies Art, Girls Get Out There NZ, Chuffed Gifts, Native Eye, Z Energy, Babylon Store, KiwiRail - Interislander, Beachkit New Zealand, Storage Box (Botany), Scientific Sales, Bunnings Warehouse New Zealand, Eden Park, Waha Ridge Glamping, Kings Liquor Ltd., and Fiji Airways. Your support has contributed significantly to the success of Upside Cup and the opportunities it generates for young individuals.

Looking Towards the Future

As we celebrate the accomplishments of Upside Cup 2023, we're already getting geared up for next years event. Together, we will make an even bigger impact and create more opportunities for mentorship and growth. The success of Upside Cup 2023 is a testament to the power of collective action and the belief in the potential of every young person. We invite you to join us in celebrating this achievement and to stay connected with us for Upside Cup 2024.

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