Softball clubs around the Wellington region are catching on to “Go the H2O Player of the Day” certificates which come with a free pool pass to any council pool run by Hutt City Council, Wellington City Council, Upper Hutt City Council, Porirua City Council or Kāpiti Coast District Council.
Te Aroha Softball Club was the first softball club to promote water-only sidelines and be rewarded with the pool passes in 2017. Another 10 softball clubs have joined the water-only movement enabling 1500 junior softball players to receive pool passes as their player of the day reward.
Susan Luke, Junior Convener for Te Aroha Softball Club says, “Our community event, Te Rā o te Raukura, went Fizz Free in 2013, promoting a Wai Māori kaupapa. It was only right that Te Aroha Softball continues to promote our water kaupapa through the club. When we had the opportunity to promote drinking water on our sidelines and incorporate the Player of the Day pool passes we jumped on board straight away.”