Over 60,000 fun run t-shirts sold at auctions

Trukai Industries has sold over 60,000 fun run t-shirts so far.

This follows separate auctions held in Lae and Port Moresby on the 6th and 7th of March respectively.

Team PNG’s largest fundraising event, the Trukai Fun Run, kicked off this week with t-shirt auctions.

The event was made extra special with the presence of rugby league great, Johnathan Thurston, and former Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys, Brent Tate.

Of the 100,000 Trukai Fun Run t-shirts, 61,200 have so far been sold to bidders at K10 each.

The remaining will be sold to the public at K15 per t-shirt.

21,000 t-shirts were sold in Lae, where the total amount raised was K211,000.

In Port Moresby, 40,100 t-shirts were sold, where K401,000 was raised.

K612,000 in total has been raised from both auctions.

Each year, Trukai donates a 100,000 t-shirts to the PNG Olympic committee.

For this year, the fun run is scheduled for the 16th of June, where funds raised will help send Team PNG to the 16th Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa, in July.

Carmella Gware