Bali lifeguards have 40-year history
Quiksilver Indonesia and Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia Receive Partnership Awards
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 31 October, 2012 : - - On Sunday evening October 28th at Kuta Beach during the 40th anniversary celebration party of the Badung Lifeguard’s formation, Febrie Ardianto from Quiksilver Indonesia and Geri Centura from Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia accepted Balawista Life Saver Partner awards from Badung Lifeguard Coordinator I Ketut Ipel S.H., as well as handed over new uniforms to the lifeguard team.
“We are so very appreciative of all the support we have received from Quiksilver and Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia over the last few years,” said Ipel. “Their continued commitment to helping us keep the beaches of Bali safe makes our job easier, and means we can do more. Thanks so much, Quikilver and Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.”
Quiksilver Indonesia and Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia have been supporting the Badung Lifeguard Department (Balawista Badung) for the last four years, who are now 218 lifeguards strong and on Sunday celebrated their 40thanniversary with a day of competition rounded out by an awards ceremonyattended by many of the original founding members from Australia and Bali.
Together, Quiksilver and Coca-Cola Amatil provide the Badung Lifeguards with uniforms and gear each year that allow them to do their jobs efficiently and effectively, with a retail value of some Rp 500 million (almost $50,000 USD).
“We’re very proud to have this great group of lifesavers wearing our gear like the lifesavers of Australia do also; in particular our board-shorts which is Quiksilver's heritage, said Quiksilver SEA CEO Paul Hutson, speaking on behalf of Quiksilver and Coca-Cola Amatil.
“The job they do and the responsibility they have are great, so we want to support them as much as we can. Quiksilver and Coca-Cola Amatil here in Bali and around Indonesia are making the effort to keep the beaches both clean and safe, and I hope other businesses and residents can follow our lead as it benefits not just the tourist sector but the local population as well.”
Source: ISC Media
Author: Tim Hain
Tags: Bali, Quiksilver, Coca-Cola, Lifeguards