Invitation to sponsor the 37th Annual Rotary Pineapple Man™ Triathlon
Racing with History
On Sunday, June 4th 2023, the Rotary Club of Melbourne Beach will host the 37th Annual Rotary Pineapple Man™. You could play a significant role in making this historic race a continued success.
Thirty-seven years ago members of the Melbourne Beach Rotary put together the first sprint triathlon on the Space Coast of Florida. This event helped put Central Florida on the triathlon map. What began as an innovative and fun idea for charitable fundraising has become a tradition in the oldest beachside town in Brevard County. Hundreds of endurance athletes from all parts of the United States look forward to racing the scenic courses each year. The event has consistently sold out over the last several years and new race events including a Duathalon and 5k have been added to the scenic courses in the Rotary Pineapple Man™ event last year.
Over three decades, the Rotary Pineapple Man™ has allowed the Rotary Club of Melbourne Beach to make meaningful contributions to community and humanitarian projects at the local, national and international levels. Rotarians tend to be business-oriented people who understand how important it is to be careful when spending charitable funds. We like to fund projects with definable goals and specific results, and use sponsorships to cover fundraising event expenses.
One of many international projects – Rotary Polio Plus – was started in 1988 with the goal of eradicating polio from the face of the Earth. The good news is that the effort is close to completion. The world is very close to being polio-free with just three countries remaining endemic. Race proceeds also allow our Rotary club to contribute significantly to national programs and our local community by supporting various initiatives that make a difference such as:
Leukemia-Lymphoma Society • Juvenile Diabetes Research
Friends of the Melbourne Beach Library • The South Brevard Sharing Center
Gemini Elementary School • Brevard Family Partnership • Community of Hope & More
Year after year, with the help of our sponsors, the Rotary Pineapple Man™ Triathlon makes a
difference in our world.
Pineapple Man Triathlon is a USA Triathlon Association (USAT) nationally sanctioned event, and the race results will be part of a national athlete ranking system. Managing a race with three separate sports and several hundred athletes is a considerable undertaking. An untold number of volunteer hours go into making the Rotary Pineapple Man™ happen each year. Rotary is, by definition, a group of community volunteers. But volunteers alone will not make the race a success.
The requirements of a quality race are significantly higher than they were two decades ago when we started. The Rotary Pineapple Man™ requires a computerized timing system that tracks each athlete, websites for information, registration and posting results, sanctioning from national racing organization, law enforcement to keep racers safe and separated from motorists, emergency medical personnel on standby, lifeguards, race course directional and safety signage, commemorative T-shirts, race swim caps, refreshments, finishing medals, awards, prizes, drinking water, portable facilities, pineapples, communications equipment and more.
All of these cost money – money that we would rather use for humanitarian and community projects. This is a valued opportunity, and your support will help defray the expenses. We hope you will be part of the story as a financial sponsor and/or provide in-kind support. Additionally, donated prizes, giveaways, and/or coupons for athlete registration bags are a great way to gain exposure to the triathlon community and show your support.
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Your earliest response would be very much appreciated.
Please make your sponsorship fee payable to:
ROTARY CLUB OF MELBOURNE BEACH
P.O. Box 510152
Melbourne Beach, Florida, 32951