Pepper Money helps Hawks get one step closer to the magic number

Posted 04-02-2021


The Hawks are thrilled to announce Principal Partner Pepper Money will purchase 1500 Hawks Huddle Supporter memberships* for high school students and Pepper Money customers in the Illawarra region.

This announcement brings the club one step closer to our lofty membership target and the return of the ‘Illawarra’ name.

3000 memberships have now been purchased by The Hawks corporate partners in the last two weeks to help the club drive grassroots basketball, enhance community engagement and inspire youth in the Illawarra region. The memberships also help support The Hawks push to reinstate the ‘Illawarra’ name.

Hawks Co-Owner and President, Dorry Kordahi, applauded this exciting commitment from the club’s valued Principal Partner.

“As an organisation we have been working to find innovative ways to connect with our community. This region loves The Hawks and Pepper Money understands the importance of harnessing that passion and pride. This announcement is another huge show of support from our corporate family,” Kordahi said.

“The new Hawks era continues to gain momentum. We are winning on and off the court. Announcements like this demonstrate our commitment to rebuilding this great club and reconnecting with loyal fans and the wider community.,” Kordahi said.

Pepper Money’s Australian and New Zealand CEO, Mario Rehayem, said “We have purchased these memberships to help more locals connect with The Hawks, potentially for the first time, and to give them the chance to experience the joy of supporting a winning local team.

We know that in real life, it is the little things, like coming together as a community to support your team, that makes a difference in these uncertain times.

Hawks Co-Owner and President, Dorry Kordahi, will be flying to Melbourne for Sunday’s game with the South East Melbourne Phoenix where he will be meeting with the NBL to continue discussions about the return of the ‘Illawarra’ name as soon as possible.

*A Hawks Huddle Membership can be purchased via - https://hawks.com.au/membership and is a non-ticketed supporter membership. Hawks Huddle Supporter members enjoy the following benefits: 10% discount at the Team Store; exclusive buying period to Hawks home games; discounts to Junior Basketball Skills Clinics; exclusive member communication and behind the scenes footage and a Hawks Supporter merchandise pack including a hat, lanyard, sticker, calendar and Member card.

For more information please contact:

Melinda Hofman
Senior Communications Manager
Pepper Group Limited
0438 855 991