We’re going to call it. Winter is in the rearview mirror, and we’re on the slow march towards the warmer months. So this weekend, let’s celebrate the coming of the sun with some positive vibes and epic events. Welcome to your latest edition of Feel-Good Friday.
Man of Many Partners with Mental Health Charity Waves of Wellness Foundation
Surfers will tell you about the power of the ocean to revitalise the mind, body and soul. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Australian mental health surf therapy charity, Waves of Wellness (WOW) Foundation. The new venture will see Man of Many support WOW in its sustained efforts to change lives through innovative support programs for people experiencing mental health challenges.
Man of Many has funded a WOW surfing experience program for at-risk young people in the Central Coast of NSW which kicks off this month. Participants in this program are students experiencing anxiety and stress, and have been identified as requiring extra levels of support. They may have experienced bullying, gender identity crisis, have complex neurological developmental factors, or come from out-of-home care or service-led environments.
The announcement of the new partnership with WOW follows a series of recent initiatives implemented by Man of Many to champion social issues. In 2021, the men’s lifestyle publisher launched the Mental Health Hub, providing evidence-backed solutions for dealing with stress and anxiety, alongside a new content stream focused on positive impact news stories.
Aria’s Annual Truffle Feast is Back
Truffle nerds, get excited. World-renowned culinary institution Aria is welcoming back its annual truffle dinner, bringing a host of delectable flavours to arguably Sydney’s most iconic dining destination. Hosted by celebrity chef Matt Moran and guided by esteemed executive chef Tom Gorringe, Aria’s truffle dinner will take place on Tuesday, 9 August. Those lucky enough to score tickets will be treated to a specially designed five-course curated by Gorringe paired with wines carefully chosen by Master of Wines, Annette Lacey. Better yet, Lacey, along with truffle hunter Carmine Di Campli, will share with guests their deep knowledge of fine wine and Australian truffles. Tickets are priced at AUD$485 and you can reserve your entry to the ridiculous truffle feast via the link below.
Under Armour Announce UA COMBINE Training Competition
Fancy yourself a fitness freak? Sports gear giants Under Armour have just announced a new annual training competition called UA COMBINE, which is set to take place on 17th September at Sydney Olympic Park. UA COMBINE is open to 300 participants (150 males/150 females) and all participants that register for the competition will receive a head-to-toe Under Armour competitor kit. Each test will challenge your agility, stamina, vertical, power, endurance, strength, speed, and cognition. COMBINE 2022 medals and cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed athletes in both the men’s and women’s divisions. For further information on UA COMBINE 2022, including competition rules and how to register, please visit the official Under Armour website.
Bentley Motors Unveils Tribute Convertible to Sportscaster Craig Sager
Bentley Motors and The SagerStrong Foundation (founded by the legendary late sportscaster, Craig Sager and his wife Stacy) have debuted a commemorative automobile to honor Craig’s iconic and exuberant legacy. All in an effort to benefit blood cancer research, the vibrant design by the Bentley Mulliner team, who drew direct inspiration from Craig’s famous on-screen wardrobe, creates a one-off bespoke vehicle worthy of collectability and auction bidding early next year.
Bentley sought to merge Craig’s legacy and his flare with one of the most beautiful and powerful grand tourers in the world- the new GT Speed Convertible. The vehicle was designed, handcrafted and engineered in Bentley’s carbon neutral luxury automotive factory. Up until the benefit auction in 2023, Bentley and SagerStrong will gather key signatures of notable sports, entertainment and celebrity figures, such as 4x NBA Champion, Steph Curry and NBA Hall of Famer, 5x NBA Champion, Magic Johnson, among others.
NBA Player Seth Curry Bounces Around Australia
Brooklyn Nets shooting god Seth Curry has been touring Australia, meeting fans and lending his knowledge to up-and-coming players. The 31-year-old American, together with Charity Bounce and Hoop City ran basketball skills and development camps for kids in Sydney and Melbourne that aimed to challenge both their athletic abilities and mental strength. The two sessions allowed youngsters to share the court with Curry and learn about his life experiences and knowledge of the game. As part of the tour, he also made guest appearances at Footlocker in-store events in Sydney (Pitt Street Store), and Melbourne (QV Store) for a Q&A and a series of meet and greets with fans. As mad NBA fans, our wishes came true when we were asked to chat with the Net in Sydney. Check out the interview above.
Burberry Partners with Gen.G to Champion Women and Inclusivity Within Gaming
Today, Burberry and global esports organisation, Gen.G, announce the launch of a four-part educational
content series to champion women and the importance of inclusivity within gaming as part of Gen. G’s
“NetWORK: Inspire” program. The partnership marks Burberry’s first foray into the world of esports and builds on both Burberry and Gen. G’s commitment to helping underrepresented communities gain valuable skills and insights that will empower them to go beyond.
Hosted by entrepreneur and content creator, Emily Ghoul, the series features women in gaming, content
creators and influencers from across the industry, alongside members of the Burberry team. Each episode
features an open discussion about the common challenges facing women within gaming, including toxic online environments, stereotyping and underrepresentation. Check out the first episode below.
Melbourne’s Winter Night Market to End this Month
Following a highly successful return after a three-year break, there is now only one month left to experience
Melbourne’s much-loved Winter Night Market before the 2022 season ends on Wednesday 31 August. Over the coming Wednesdays, locals and visitors can relish in Melbourne’s vibrant and energetic music scene
as the Winter Night Market celebrates ‘Muso Month’ – a weekly line-up of some of the best homegrown live
music talent, plus roving performers and the ever-popular Guru Dudu silent disco. From filling bellies to browsing and shopping from more than 60 stalls, Night Market-goers are encouraged to soak up the sights, sounds and scents of the Winter Night Market before it hibernates for another year. For more information, head to the Winter Night Market website.