The new Townsville Crocodiles basketball club is thrilled to announce the long running relationship between the Crocodiles and local McDonald’s restaurants will continue into the 2013/14 season.
The 21 year sponsorship was initiated by previous McDonald’s licensee, George Colbran and continued throughout the life of the North Queensland basketball club.
The new McDonald’s franchise owners consisting of Paul Rissman, Michael and Alison Wood, Janelle Doyle and Christine Vincent combine to run their respective restaurants throughout the North Queensland region from Ayr in the south, Charters Towers out west and Ingham up north.
“McDonald’s has been synonymous with the Crocodiles Club for many years,” said McDonald’s franchisee Alison Wood. “We have been part of the team since the beginning and it was a priority that we keep this partnership going. We support the community in many ways but this one is particularly close to our hearts.”
The Townsville Crocodiles will return to the court in 2013/14 as a community owned club under new coach, Shawn Dennis.
General Manager Pat Reidy and Sponsorship Manager Mark McGregor have been working with the McDonald’s team to reach an agreement ensuring the ‘McCrocs’ partnership continued.
“We are extremely excited to have McDonald’s with us on the court again” said Mr Reidy. “The new McDonald’s franchise owners have played a significant role in supporting the community through continuing the sponsorship of the Townsville Crocodiles.
“George (Colbran) gave so much to our club and it’s a real sign of respect and admiration for him that the new owners have chosen to continue his and McDonald’s tradition. We are so excited to have this great brand as our naming rights sponsor for the new club’s inaugural year.”