Toss the Boss

A community fundraising challenge for the future of our rakatahi.

Bringing together local leaders and rakatahi

The Toss the Boss event is pretty simple. Local leaders fundraise a nominated amount within their community for the opportunity to abseil 35 metres from the upper service gantry of the Forsyth Barr Stadium. Southern Youth Development sets up a givealittle page for each participant - which also enables a leaderboard for a bit of friendly competition - and as long as you reach your goal, you get to abseil. The fundraising is done within your own community, so encouraging people to donate and share the story of Southern Youth Development is essential.

If you've never fundraised before, don't worry! The friendly tīma at sd has information and support available to you. This opportunity is available for all leaders in the community, including community groups, schools and businesses. 

"The event, marketing support and promo of individuals was awesome. Apart from being terrified of heights, the event and everything that was involved was well done. The sd team were super supportive. Well done to everyone involved in organising the event."

2023 Participant



Toss the Boss 2025!

Nominations are open for Toss the Boss 2025.  We're putting a spin on the next event and adding the Boss gets the Toss. If you're wanting to get involved or find out more, email our team for a paper copy of the information or head to the online version for more information and to sign up!

Click here for the digital information and sign up form.

If you're a business interested in sponsoring this event - we'd love to hear your ideas. Just click the button below.

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