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Case Study: Not-For-Profit Works With Paralympic Royalty

A Sydney based not-for-profit booked nine-time Paralympic gold medallist Louise Sauvage for an awards night.

Client: Sydney Marathon Clinic (SMC)

Talent: Louise Sauvage, Paralympian

Brief: Guest Speaker, Awards Event Night

Sydney Marathon Clinic is a running club managed entirely by volunteers. Anyone can run at any SMC event, no matter what their ability, speed or experience. All runners are issued with timing chips and bibs, and all finishers get an official time from an electronic timing system.

SMC contacted PickStar looking for a professional athlete to add some star power to their awards ceremony.

The client was seeking an accomplished athlete to talk about their achievements and motivate the audience.

Connecting with PickStar

After submitting a PickStar booking request, SMC were given advice regarding budget and assistance with developing a short list of athletes to suit the brief.

Louise Sauvage, who won nine Paralympic gold medals as a wheelchair racer, was one of the athletes to apply and the client was eager to lock her in as a guest speaker. PickStar managed the entire booking process for the client and talent.


The event is a big occasion for the club and Louise was very well received. She spoke eloquently and stayed after her talk to mingle with guests and club members.

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