Cadbury renews partnership with Paralympics New Zealand
Leading chocolate brand Cadbury has announced a renewal of its partnership with Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ), confirming its status as an “Official Partner” through 2024. This partnership is a testament to Cadbury’s involvement in supporting the growth of sports in New Zealand and recognising the generosity of volunteers in sport throughout the country.
The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games are scheduled to take place from August 28th to September 8th, 2024. The NZ Paralympic Team will be competing in 6-9 Para sports. These will include Para swimming, Para athletics, Para cycling and Para canoe.
Paralympics New Zealand CEO Greg Warnecke sees strong alignment with Cadbury’s goals:
“We are thrilled to partner with Cadbury and have their support of the NZ Paralympic Team as they prepare for Paris 2024. Para sport transforms lives, and we wouldn’t have this impact without the efforts of amazing Kiwi volunteers. This partnership is about recognising the generosity of volunteers in sport throughout the country.”
This partnership is part of Cadbury’s ongoing commitment to supporting access to sport in New Zealand. It partnered with PNZ in 2016, helping with the New Zealand Paralympic Team’s road to the Rio 2016 Paralympics, and again in 2019 to encourage more Kiwi children into sports.
Cadbury is also a sponsor of the New Zealand Olympic Committee; it sponsors Netball New Zealand’s volunteering programme, and is the Official Chocolate of the All Blacks in New Zealand. Parent company, Mondelez International, is a sponsor of the Halberg Foundation’s Halberg Games. And this year’s Cadbury Cheer and a Half campaign celebrates the best of Kiwi sporting spirit with special blocks referencing stories about Kiwi sporting pride.
Cadbury brand spokesperson in New Zealand, Will Papesch, says he is excited to see the Official Partnership renewed:
“We admire the work of Paralympics New Zealand as well as the spirit and effort of all PNZ athletes. We look forward to cheering the athletes on, alongside all New Zealanders, as they compete in Paris next year..”