Steelfort is committed to supporting Manawatu based organisations that enhance the region's sporting and worthy activities.
Steelfort's commitment to the Manawatu Turbo's is more than an investment in rugby. It's an investment in the heart of this community and a real shot in the arm for those who believe in our young people and their potential. Our support gives the union the ability to get the resources required to ensure it puts a competitive Manawatu rugby team on the field.
Steelfort has been a supporter of the Manawatu Racing Club since 2002. Originally sponsors of the Awapuni Gold Cup, we are now proud to support the LawnMaster Eulogy Stakes on Saturday 16th December 2017. The Eulogy Stakes was first introduced by the Manawatu Racing Club in 1953. Since its inception it has seen some of New Zealand’s top fillies take out the race. The race is now also part of the valuable New Zealand Bloodstock Filly Of The Year Series and many winners of the Eulogy have gone on to be crowned the Filly of the Year. Past winners include Plume, Snap, Champagne (who then ran second in the Melbourne Cup a year later), Legs, Kings Rose and last year’s winner Volpe Veloce.
The LawnMaster Classic, a New Zealand Golf Order of Merit event has been on the golfing calender since 1987.
In February 2013 it became part of The Charles Tour which is a series of 72 home golf tournaments comprising a field of both males and female amateur and professional golfers.
Played at the Manawatu Golf Club, the LawnMaster Classic is an ideal stepping stone to a professional career for amateurs and a chance for young and established professionals to play one of the most beautiful but exacting courses in New Zealand.
The Arohanui Hospice provides palliative care, comfort and compassion to hundreds of patients and their families each year. Steelfort has been involved with the Arohanui Hospice's support programme since 1995.