Preparations for the highly anticipated media and marketing industry event; Pitch2Punch are ramping up, with applications streaming in.
Applications closed on Friday 6th July, but we are still on the hunt for the final industry champions to step into the ring and help smash the stigma surrounding mental ill health.
With that in mind, we’re excited to announce that in 2018 Pitch2Punch has partnered with a new charity partner - batyr. batyr is a for-purpose preventative mental health organisation, created and driven by young people for young people.
Following his own personal struggles with mental health, batyr founder Sebastian Robertson, launched the organisation in 2011 recognising that it was time to have open and honest conversations about mental health with young people, literally giving a voice to the elephant in the room.
"We know there is a strong link between regular physical activity and positive mental wellbeing and we are thrilled that Pitch2Punch has chosen batyr as their charity partner to address the issue of mental health in the media and advertising industry.” Said Jon Davies, batyr CEO. “
At batyr we're all about smashing the stigma around mental ill health and empowering young people to reach out for help when they need it, and this partnership is a great way to promote this message. We're keen to work with the participants and the industry, to shine a light on this issue and talk about how as a community we can better support each other and ourselves."
Pitch2Punch will join forces with batyr to encourage positive mental wellbeing for the participants during the 11 weeks of training, as well as providing tools for the champions to take back into their workplaces – further driving workplace communities that support mental health and wellbeing.
Funds raised at the gala event’s charity auction will go towards batyr’s programs helping to spread the word to more young Australians.
Any last minute industry champions who are interested in stepping into the ring, should contact the Kreate team today on firstname.lastname@example.org
Training kicks off on the 19th August with the gala main event to be held on Friday 2nd November 2018, at the Westin Sydney Grand Ballroom.
For more information, please visit www.pitch2punch.com
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For media enquiries, please contact Lauren Parkin on Lauren.Parkin@kreate.com.au or 02 8319 4384.