Winc teams up with Commonwealth Games

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Winc (formerly known as Staples) has announced a partnership with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GODOC) being named the official office and stationery supplier for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Winc has been working with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games for over two years providing a range of office stationery and supply solutions, including indigenous Australian-owned product lines to support the GOLDOC’s growing workforce through until Games time.

Winc is also working with GOLDOC on the Schools Connect Program, where students from prep to Year 10 will paint over 7000 canvasses supplied by Winc to 111 Gold Coast schools.

The canvasses will be painted by students in the theme of “Our Place” to promote what is great about life on the Gold Coast. The final artwork will be hung in the rooms of athletes at the Commonwealth Games Village for the competing athletes.

Winc CEO Darren Fullerton said: “We are very proud to play such an important role in supporting students, athletes and workers during the Commonwealth Games.

“As part of our mission, we want to inspire the 11 million Australian workers and learners to play more, learn more and do more and inspire better ways to get things done - this partnership absolutely makes that happen.”

GOLDOC chief executive, Mark Peters added: “Winc has been a great support to GOLDOC, supplying all our needs to run an expanding organisation as we prepare for the Games. 

“Winc has also worked with us closely on some of our unique product requirement, including this student artwork project that will bring the Commonwealth Games Village to life for Australian and International athletes. This program is another way of keeping the Games front of mind for local schools and is part of a wider body of work GC2018 is doing through our Schools Connect program.