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Three years of Lauren Jackson to 2016

By johnboy 12 October 2011 28

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As I write the great and the good are still in the foyer of the ActewAGL building telling each other how great it is that basketballer Lauren Jackson has been lured back to Canberra for the 2012/13, 14/15, and 15/16 seasons. (thus skipping 2013/14)

With ActewAGL CEO Michael Costello saying he was “only too pleased to galvanise the corporate support” one has to wonder just what the community is paying for this privilege.

actewagl foyer

UPDATE: She’s had this to say on Twitter:

lauren jackson tweet

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SportForWomen 2:08 pm 13 Mar 12

I’m so stoked we’re going to get to see Lauren play regularly in Australia again.

toriness 4:31 pm 14 Oct 11

Chop71 said :

toriness said :

zomg call out the guard! what a dreadful win-win situation for company to choose to market itself through sports team sponsorship and our city gets the #1 women’s basketball player in return! outrage!!

from ACTEWAGL website concerning their community sponsorship program:

Through our community sponsorship program, ActewAGL currently provides sponsorship assistance to over 150 charities, schools, community groups, sporting teams and businesses throughout the capital region, including:

the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show
Floriade
the Australian Science Festival
the CA Brumbies
Canberra Raiders
Sydney Swans games at Manuka Oval
Christmas and New Year in the city
The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
ActewAGL host a BBQ for Camp Quality
Koomarri

don’t suppose any of you wants to take away the ACTEWAGL dosh from the brumbies or raiders to (in your mind) lower your electricity bills?

That is exactly the problem…. why should I support over 150 charities, schools, community groups, sporting teams and businesses through my utility bills.

surely you would rather part of the inevitable marketing budget spent on our local community than spent on direct advertising such as tv ads from which you/broader ACT community gets no benefit at all?

jared 12:43 pm 14 Oct 11

Chop71 said :

toriness said :

zomg call out the guard! what a dreadful win-win situation for company to choose to market itself through sports team sponsorship and our city gets the #1 women’s basketball player in return! outrage!!

from ACTEWAGL website concerning their community sponsorship program:

Through our community sponsorship program, ActewAGL currently provides sponsorship assistance to over 150 charities, schools, community groups, sporting teams and businesses throughout the capital region, including…

don’t suppose any of you wants to take away the ACTEWAGL dosh from the brumbies or raiders to (in your mind) lower your electricity bills?

That is exactly the problem…. why should I support over 150 charities, schools, community groups, sporting teams and businesses through my utility bills.

It should be noted that Australians/Australian companies generally are some of the least giving when it comes to handing over dosh to community/sporting/educational initiatives and charity generally (outside of major disasters). Which inevitably means it falls to government to fork out tax payers dollars to fund these things. It’s a simple public good story, so if you don’t want to have your tax dollars/power bills handed over to various groups, start giving to what you do support because if everyone had the ‘i don’t want to fund that’ point of view, nothing would ever happen anywhere in this country.

Classified 10:37 am 14 Oct 11

toriness said :

don’t suppose any of you wants to take away the ACTEWAGL dosh from the brumbies or raiders to (in your mind) lower your electricity bills?

I love to see them stop supporting the brumbies and the raiders. Why should my energy and water bills be jacked up to support Australia’s sport fetish?

Chop71 10:23 am 14 Oct 11

toriness said :

zomg call out the guard! what a dreadful win-win situation for company to choose to market itself through sports team sponsorship and our city gets the #1 women’s basketball player in return! outrage!!

from ACTEWAGL website concerning their community sponsorship program:

Through our community sponsorship program, ActewAGL currently provides sponsorship assistance to over 150 charities, schools, community groups, sporting teams and businesses throughout the capital region, including:

the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show
Floriade
the Australian Science Festival
the CA Brumbies
Canberra Raiders
Sydney Swans games at Manuka Oval
Christmas and New Year in the city
The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
ActewAGL host a BBQ for Camp Quality
Koomarri

don’t suppose any of you wants to take away the ACTEWAGL dosh from the brumbies or raiders to (in your mind) lower your electricity bills?

That is exactly the problem…. why should I support over 150 charities, schools, community groups, sporting teams and businesses through my utility bills.

KaptnKaos 10:04 am 14 Oct 11

2604 said :

Welcome back Lauren.

+1

2604 9:52 pm 13 Oct 11

Welcome back Lauren.

$50,000 to bring the best women’s basketball player in the world back to the Can sounds like money well spent to me.

miz 7:20 pm 13 Oct 11

Yes please.

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