South Island Colgate Games 2022 | 5 MESSAGE FROM THE LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITEE The Colgate Games has been the signature event of children’s athletics for over 40 years. It is an amazing opportunity for our children to put themselves against the best in the South Island, competing hard, making friends, and enjoying three days at the track. Thank you to Colgate for your continued support, along with a special thanks to Athletics New Zealand for all your hard work and support. Thank you to our local and national funders for your support to help make this event a success. The organising committee would like to thank all the officials, runners and volunteers who have given up their time to help at the games, the event wouldn’t be able to run without all your help. I would like to personally thank the rest of the committee for the huge amount of work that has gone on behind the scenes to make it all happen. Good luck to everyone and enjoy your time in the Deep South. Cherie Berkers, Chair – Local Organising Committee