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Lyp sync battle set to begin

Wednesday 20 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

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Lyp sync battle set to begin
Lip sync competitors from the 2019 competition on stage at the Rarotonga Sailing Club. 21101802

Rarotonga Sailing Club is encouraging people to get their dancing shoes on and favourite songs memorised as they prepare for the return of their ever popular lip syncing competition.

The competition has been run by the sailing club multiple times in the past years as a fundraising event for club resources and programmes.

It will be run a little differently this year.

Although the competition is open to anyone of any age in a group or as an individual, the sailing club has extended a particular welcome to corporate groups.

The corporate call out invites work groups from different corporate spaces around the island to sign up, donate $100 to the Sailing Club, and then proceed to challenge another group in the competition.

First place getters will receive $500.

Tom McDonald, commandeer for the sailing club said that as an example, BSP Bank would be challenging PTS in the lip syncing competition.

“Everyone is feeling the pinch of Covid-19, especially businesses, so we just thought it would be a good idea to give something for these people to be excited for.”

All proceeds from the competition will go towards the sailing club.

McDonald said they are especially needing resources for their junior club.

“Instead of running multiple little fundraisers we like to go big,” he said.

Traditionally the lip syncing competition has been a well-attended event and one of the club’s highlight events of the year.

The number of lip syncers who have registered is climbing and cannot be confirmed yet.

“It is always a fun event no matter how many people we have competing,” McDonald said.

“Even with the bother from Covid-19 there is no reason why it can’t be just as fun this year.”

It is scheduled to be held on November 6 from 5pm at the Rarotonga Sailing Club.

General admission will be $10 at the door, with those under 12 attend free.