Chris Bowater, CEO of Bowater Hyundai and Bowater Isuzu, has got quite a soft spot for the Victory Boxing Charitable Trust, and all of the life changing work it does with youth in our community.
He first put his hand up and step into the ring in the inagural Fight 4 Victory Boxing Extravaganza back in 2013, and is now offering anyone who purchases any vehicle from Bowater Hyundai or Bowater Isuzu the chance to give back to Victory Boxing by donating $300 from the sale to the gym.
The idea is really simple. All you have to do is head along to Victory Boxing in Vanguard Street and pick up a voucher to take to Bowater Hyundai or Bowater Isuzu on the corner of Rutherford and Hardy Street's. Once you have found the car you are looking for, present the voucher to the sales team, sort out the purchase and Chris Bowater will write a cheque out to the Victory Boxing Charitable Trust that runs the gym to the tune of $300!
He has already written one cheque out in the first days of the partnership after Gibbons Holdings bought a car from him and then bought the voucher along to help the gym.
"This is a genuine thing. We give $300 above anything else because I love what they are doing" says Chris.
"If you are looking for a car, and like what Victory Boxing are doing, you'll at least come in the door and have a look. You want to make sure that you are getting the best deal, and that it fits your needs, but if we can do a deal that works best for the customer, it will also benefit Victory Boxing" he says.
"Hopefully it will all add up over the year. I would love to give thousands of dollars away!"
Victory Boxing Programme Director, Paul Hampton, says the support from Chris, and Bowater Hyundai and Isuzu, has always been strong, and he is delighted with the new concept.
"Obviously we really appreciate our relationship with Chris and the team, and we are really excited that they have decided to extend it. Donations like this are fantastic for us. We have a lot of running costs, and with so many kids now the upkeep on gear is a big thing that draws money."
Chris says that there is no time limit on the offer, so people can take their time to find the best car for them and still take advantage of the deal.
Thanks to The Nelson Weekly for the photo and content from which this article was based.