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Fans planning on attending “The Great Vodafone Warriors Charity Day” on Sunday will have yet another opportunity to contribute after EPICURE and Independent Liquor confirmed today they would be donating $1 from every beverage purchased on the day to the cause.

Sunday’s clash with the Melbourne Storm doubles as a monumental fundraiser for the club’s four charity partners – Shine, KidsCan, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Paralympics New Zealand.

Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George has pledged to donate up to $50,000 if the match is sold out. In association with Vodafone, the club has also set up a text-to-donate line where fans can chip in $3 to the cause by texting warriors to 4483.

The club confirmed details for a monster charity raffle on game day with more than 30 incredible prizes including Air New Zealand flights to Sydney, signed Kiwi jerseys, Mitre 10, Canterbury of New Zealand, SKYCITY and Harvey Norman vouchers as well as a Starke European technology bike up for grabs. Monster raffle tickets will be on sale at the venue on Sunday for $5.00 while fans will also be given the option to purchase three for $10.00.

As well as being encouraged to buy raffle tickets, patrons planning on attending Sunday’s game will be doing just that little bit extra for the charities with every single drink (both alcohol and non-alcohol) they purchase.

Josh Dixon, venues catering manager for EPICURE, said his organisation had partnered with Vodafone Warriors sponsor Independent Liquor on a deal that would ensure they play their part at Mount Smart on Sunday.

“We are really excited to announce this initiative,” said Dixon.

“We have a strong relationship with the Vodafone Warriors and certainly want to do what we can to help support what is going to be a fantastic game day.

“Thanks to Independent Liquor we’ve been able to come up with something that will undoubtedly help move the needle on the fundraising efforts this weekend.”

By Friday evening close to $40,000 had been raised ahead of Sunday’s kick off.

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