Pepper Money signs on with The Illawarra Hawks

Pepper Money is the Principal partner of the Illawarra Hawks for the 2021 NBL season.

We are excited to sign on as Principal partner of The Illawarra Hawks for the upcoming NBL season, in what is an exciting time for the franchise. Alongside the Illawarra Hawks new ownership group, players and staff we are committed to helping the Hawk’s rebuild their franchise, reclaim success in the league and serve the community in the Illawarra region.

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This partnership along with our shared values with The Illawarra Hawks will allow us to champion people that are traditionally underserved and make a tangible difference in the community. Like previous sponsorships, Pepper Money has committed to including a strong element of community support. Part of Pepper’s financial investment will go towards the establishment of a Hawks local business community program.

 

Strengthening relationships in the Illawarra community

Forging the future for our Indigenous youth -

Clontarf and the Illawarra Hawks

The Illawarra Hawks and Pepper Money continue to strengthen relationships in the Illawarra community and have recently partnered with the Clontarf Foundation – a program aiming to improve the outlook of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in the local communities.

The foundation focuses on improving the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of these young men, whilst The Illawarra Hawks aim is to help facilitate that by introducing the kids to basketball. The youngsters taking part in the program – all aged between 12 and 18 – were put through their paces by the Illawarra Hawks great and current community engagement officer Tim Coenraad.

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Budding photographer and Illawarra Hawks fan enjoys the opportunity of a lifetime

Nick’s day out

As the Principal Sponsor of the Illawarra Hawks, one of the things we're proudest about is being able to help the local Illawarra community interact with the club that they love.

The Illawarra Hawks recently invited Nick, a budding photographer and huge Hawks fan, down to training and to watch the Hawks play against the Sydney Kings. He enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime – a chance to meet the Illawarra Hawks and photograph the team (including his favourite player Tyler Harvey) in action.

Nick was accompanied by his photography teacher Chris who said he had the time of his life.

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Australian Wheelchair Basketball Star talks childhood, the Hawks and the Paralympics

Meet Luke Pople

We're continuing our work with the Illawarra Hawks to bring you real life stories from the Illawarra community. This week we meet Luke Pople – a member of the Roller Hawks, an Australian Rollers representative, and a graphic designer for the Illawarra Hawks.

Luke discusses his childhood, how he discovered his love of basketball and his ambitions to represent Australia at the upcoming Paralympics.

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