Riding Along With Alltel
Alltel is well known for providing telecommunications services and solutions to Australian businesses, but there’s more to us than just phones! We’re actively involved within the community, supporting many worthwhile causes and charities. Our latest initiative is raising money for the Smith Family—and this time our customers are helping out too. Customers and employees will be riding together as TEAM ALLTEL in the 2012 Bupa Around the Bay event on Sunday, October 21. For anyone not familiar with the Around the Bay ride, it’s Australia’s largest mass participation bike ride where people from all walks of life (and all fitness levels) jump on their bikes and ride around Port Phillip Bay to raise money for charity. And it’s turning 20 this year! We’ve held a number of training rides to help everyone prepare for the big event, and also as a social opportunity to get to know each other (and drink coffee). And now that the new Alltel uniforms are rolling out, TEAM ALLTEL is starting to turn heads as we roll on down the roads. But it’s not all just sunshine and exercise (and coffee). We’re raising money for The Smith Family, which is a children’s charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education so they can create better futures for themselves. Right now, more than 605,000 Australian children are living in jobless families. Supporting a child’s education is one of the most effective ways of breaking the cycle of disadvantage and ensuring they can access the same learning opportunities as their peers. In the last year The Smith Family reached more than 117,000 disadvantaged children and families across Australia, with with your support this number can only increase. If you’d like to help The Smith Family raise $1,200,000 to help disadvantaged Australian children create better futures for themselves, you can sponsor TEAM ALLTEL. You can also keep up to date with tales of TEAM ALLTEL on our Facebook Events page.