Prized partnership offers an automotive dream come true

THE unlimited use of a brand new Mercedes-Benz for a three-day weekend or a high speed ride in a racing car around the lake may sound like a dream to many, but for a few lucky winners it will become a reality at next weekend’s Scott Group of Companies Mount Gambier Gold Cup.
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Koonara Wines has partnered with Garlin and Gazzard to offer the auction prize of a thrilling ride in Peter Gazzard’s racing car and the use of a luxury vehicle.

The prizes – and other giveaways, including a relaxing night at The Barn with dinner, a winter getaway in a secluded Coonawarra boutique cottage, jewellery and race packages – will be given away to people who book a spot in the Koonara Wines marquee at the cup.

The prizes will be given away during a marquee auction, with all proceeds going to the Stand Like Stone foundation.

Meanwhile, $5 will be donated to the charity from each ticket sold to the marquee.

The fundraiser ties in with the upcoming glamorous Swinging with the Stars event, which will be held at The Barn on June 22.

The dance competition is Stand Like Stone’s biggest annual fundraising event and brings well-known people in the community together to swing to the music with experienced dancers for the night.

This year, Grant High School teacher Laura Mancuso, Bellum Hotel owner Simon Livingstone and speech pathologist Rosanna Barson will be among the “stars” competing to raise the most money for Stand Like Stone.

Peter Gazzard said he was keen to offer prizes at the auction to help raise money for the charity.

“We have been big supporters of Stand Like Stone since my wife Carolyn was one of the stars at the Swinging with the Stars ball event, so it is great to be able to help support Koonara with raising money for this good cause,” he said.

The Koonara wines marquee will also present a snapshot of dancing showcased by Swinging with the Stars dancers who are being trained by Kate English of Envy Dance Studio for the event.

In the next week, the Koonara emblazoned Mercedes will be parked around town and people have been encouraged to take photographs of themselves next to the vehicle to stand a chance to win wine at the cup day.

For bookings for the Koonara Wines marquee contact 8737 3222.

FOR CHARITY: Peter Gazzard (right) from Carlin and Gazzard has partnered with Koonara Wines to give away unforgettable prizes at next weekend’s Scott Group of Companies Mount Gambier Gold Cup at Glenburnie and raise money for the Stand Like Stone Foundation. The charity organisation will also benefit from the Swinging with the Stars event in June. Callum Unger and Tayla Kovaleff are pictured