Vodafone Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and club stalwart Simon Mannering have both donated their signed 2018 Heritage-Anzac Day jerseys to raise funds for ‘The Great Vodafone Warriors Charity Day’ being staged on Sunday, July 22, when the club hosts fierce rival Melbourne in its 19th-round NRL encounter at Mount Smart Stadium.
Tuivasa-Sheck and Mannering are the first two players to donate memorabilia to launch a series of Trade Me auctions leading up to the big charity event. Items from other players will be posted in the coming days.
The 2018 Heritage strip had its first outing in the Vodafone Warriors’ 30-6 fourth-round win over the Sydney Roosters. For the traditional Anzac Day match against the Storm, a poppy was emblazoned on the jersey.
Also open for bidding in the first lot of auction items is a Vodafone Warriors game day extravaganza package offering side-line seats for a family (two adults plus two children aged 15 years and younger) to the club’s last regular season game of the season against Canberra at Mount Smart Stadium on Friday, August 31. This lot also includes:
- A food and beverage package
- The opportunity for one child to run the match ball out onto the field for the NRL game
- A Vodafone Warriors jersey for the child running the match ball out with his/her name on the back of the jersey and a number of their choice
- Four VIP post-match passes to the club’s gym to meet your favourite Vodafone Warriors players
- A 2018 Vodafone Warriors Steeden football
The Trade Me auctions now running close on Friday, July 22, with proceeds being added to a pool to be shared between the Vodafone Warriors’ key charity partners KidsCan, Shine, Paralympics New Zealand and Ronald McDonald House.
The auctions are the latest in a series of fund-raising initiatives to support ‘The Great Vodafone Warriors Charity Day’.
Launched yesterday was a big prize draw for everyone who buys a ticket to the match before kick-off in the Vodafone Warriors’ 18th-round match against Brisbane this Sunday. SEE FULL DETAILS HERE.
Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George has pledged $50,000 to be split among the four causes if the game against the Storm is a sell-out. With the projected attendance past the 12,000 mark the Vodafone Warriors are so far up for $5000. This will climb to $10,000 for a 15,000 crowd, $25,000 for 20,000 and $50,000 for a sell-out.
Sponsor Mitre 10 has also joined the cause with $2500 for reaching a 10,000 crowd and will boost its contribution to $5000 for 15,000, $7500 for 20,000 and $10,000 for a sell-out.
Fans are also able to make donations with single or multiple contributions through Vodafone’s text-a-donation service. By texting WARRIORS to 4483 you donate $3.00 to the fundraising drive with each text.
Meanwhile, Vodafone Warriors corporate partners Rapid Property and DCS Builders Ltd have each donated $1000 ensuring more than $12,000 has been raised overall so far.
Vodafone Warriors v Melbourne Storm
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
4.00pm, Sunday, July 22