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COOLANGATTA/QLD (2nd October, 2015): Someone will be driving home in a new Toyota RAV4 in early 2016 after Surfing Australia today announced that the Monster Raffle running in conjunction with the Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle was back for a third year and would again feature a Toyota RAV4 as first prize.

The Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle is the country’s biggest grassroots, boardriders event series with $110,000 in prize money. It involves Australia’s best boardriders clubs in eight State qualifying rounds which started in September and will culminate in a two-day National Final during the Australia Day long weekend in Cronulla.

For a third year the series includes the $61,000 Monster Raffle giveaway with the main prize a new Toyota RAV4 valued at $55,000. Other prize packs are provided by Milwaukee, Original Source, Nikon, Oakley, Boost Mobile and FCS.

More than $27,500 was raised in the last series with over 108 clubs seeing the benefit of these proceeds from the 2015 event. In the first two years of the Monster Raffle more than $60,000 has been raised for boardriders clubs nationwide.

Toyota Australia’s divisional manager marketing Brad Cramb said: “Like Toyota, Surfing Australia has operated in Australia for more than 50 years, and we are proud to be associated with an organisation that supports local communities now and into the future.

“Toyota is particularly pleased to be associated with the Monster Raffle because the proceeds will be used to guide and promote grassroots programs with local clubs.”

Surfing Australia CEO Andrew Stark said: “The Monster Raffle is a Surfing Australia initiative that supports our community boardriders club network to increase their capacity by raising important funds to help run their grassroots community clubs. It’s important we help boardriders clubs to raise much needed revenue in order run their clubs and the Monster Raffle has proven to be a great fundraising initiative over the past two years.

“A big thanks to major sponsor Toyota and other Monster Raffle partners for continuing to support this great initiative.”

The Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by naming rights partner Original Source and major support partners in Toyota, Nikon, Oakley, Sutherland Shire Council, Milwaukee, FCS, Surfing Life, and Fox Sports.

The series is officially sanctioned by the WSL, which allows Australian WSL World Tour surfers (men and women) the opportunity to represent their local boardriders club at respective State qualifying events and the National Final.

Tickets can be purchased from www.monsterraffle.com.au

The Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle Schedule:

EVENT 1 – Scamander, TAS – September 19, 2015

EVENT 2 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – October 10, 2015

EVENT 3 – NSW Nth – Yamba, NSW – October 31, 2015

EVENT 4 – Gold Coast, QLD – November 7, 2015

EVENT 5 – NSW Central – North Narrabeen, NSW – November 14, 2015

EVENT 6 – Trigg, WA – November 21, 2015

EVENT 7 – Phillip Island, VIC – December 12, 2015

EVENT 8 – NSW Sth – Kiama, NSW – January 9, 2016

NATIONAL FINAL: Cronulla, NSW – January 23 – 24, 2016

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