The Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation Scholarship Awards 2004
History: The Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation was set up to celebrate and acknowledge youth excellence in sport.
Objectives of the organisation:
To initiate sports scholarships to enable sports people to reach their full potential
To promote, support and encourage all amateur sports with particular emphasis
on the youth of West Auckland
To prepare a plan of development with short and long term goals for amateur
sport in the region
To establish liaison with existing regional organizations, various sports
associations, local authorities and local clubs.
The Challenge: To raise participation in the event and the value involved. Historically this event had only ever been organised by the committee. YoJo approached this challenge by implementing structures, systems and processes to grow the numbers attending the event,
build up interest for the charity auction and bring in sponsorship for youth athlete scholarships.