Who we sponsor
Two of Geelong’s most iconic organisations GMHBA and the Geelong Cats, have signed a historic 10 year deal that will see them join forces in a unique long term partnership.
GMHBA and the Geelong Cats both have a long and proud history of supporting Geelong and Regional Victoria. This new partnership represents one of the longest deals in AFL history and uniquely demonstrates our shared commitment to the region and its people.
Local unity will be celebrated when the Cats take to the field in 2017 featuring the GMHBA logo on their playing shorts and home game match ball, the first time in over 10 years a Geelong brand has appeared on either item.
A season of 2017 GMHBA Cats Rewards awaits
Throughout the season we will be offering our members the chance to win amazing experiences from tossing the coin, signed memorabilia and running out as the team mascot. To find out more visit Cats Rewards.
Not a GMHBA member, but support the Cats click here to find out about great GMHBA and Geelong Cats offers.
GMHBA has been the naming rights sponsor of the Lorne Pier to Pub and Mountain to Surf since 2012. The Lorne Pier to Pub is the world’s largest open water swim attracting 5,000 swimmers to Lorne on the Victorian Surf Coast in January each year.
This uniquely Australian event is organised by volunteers from the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club.
GMHBA members who participate in the race receive VIP treatment with priority registration on event day.
With all funds raised from the event going back to the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club, our support helps visitors keep safe on the beach each summer.
Visit www.lornesurfclub.com.au to find out more
Introduced in 2015, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is the first event of its kind in Australia. Inspired by the prestigious “Spring Classics” of Europe, the race provides a weekend of the world’s best cycling, delivering high excitement.
In the inaugural of the GMHBA sponsorship we introduced the GMHBA Family Ride.
The GMHBA Family Ride provides mums, dads, next door neighbours and kids the opportunity to ride a closed section of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road course along the Eastern Beach waterfront with Cadel, and experience the thrill of riding through the Start/Finish gantry, a truly unique family experience.
The GMHBA Kids Bike Clinic activity was the perfect lead into the GMHBA Family Ride, promoting bike safety and enhancing the cycling skills of our next generation under the guidance of professional coaching staff and some of the world’s best cyclists.
Visit www.cadelevansgreatoceanroadrace.com.au to find out more
One of favourite events each year is the Run Australia series of races held in Geelong and Ballarat. As naming right’s sponsor, GMHBA is proud to see so many locals committed to leading healthier lives. Whether you’re a runner, or a walker Run Geelong and Run Ballarat is a great way to give back to your local community, with 100% of all registration fees being donated directly to local hospitals.
Run Ballarat – Sunday 23 October, 2016
By supporting the Redevelopment of the Children’s Ward at Ballarat Base Hospital you are supporting Ballarat kids in need and giving the next generation a modern, improved facility to providing the best in case and quality for our littles members.
Run Geelong – Sunday 20 November, 2016
By supporting the refurbishment of the Maternity Ward at University Hospital Geelong you are supporting the next generation of Geelong mums and bubs.
Last year’s event provided the cities community with an amazing event day experience and we look forward to seeing all the participants and their support crews again this year.
The GMHBA Ballarat Miners are the city’s much loved basketball team that plays in the East Conference of the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL).
GMHBA is proud to support the club’s players and coaches in their pursuit of team success.
Visit ballaratbasketball.com/ to find out more