Patrol shelter naming rights punt

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Geraldton SLSC members at the opening parade on Australia Day.
Camera IconGeraldton SLSC members at the opening parade on Australia Day. Credit: George Giudice

Want to have your name — or that of your company — plastered on a patrol shelter at Geraldton’s most popular beach?

Now you can — and the chance to do so costs $90.

Now the odds of you winning will be 90/1, but long shots do come in.

Remember 2015 and galloper Prince of Penzance, who was 100/1 when he won the Melbourne Cup for history-making jockey Michelle Payne.

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The Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club turns 90 in 2020. In the search for a few dollars, the club has come up with the plan of getting 90 people and companies to give it $90.

One lucky name will be drawn from the hat and win naming rights to the patrol shelter.

“We’re just looking at a novel way of getting a few dollars — even the volunteers have to pay to belong here,” GSLSC vice-president Sally McKenzie said.

“We’ve had 90 years of being on the beach every Saturday and Sunday and are hoping some old members will be interested in helping us.

“But being part of the 90 Club is open to everyone.”

For obvious reasons, no draw date has been set — but the club is banking on drawing a winner at its Christmas show on Sunday, December 22.

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