The ACT Brumbies are aiming to get 15,000 fans to GIO Stadium for an upcoming match, to support the team and three charities making a difference in the community.
The Brumbies’ charity initiative for their match against the Sunwolves on Sunday 3 June is 15 for 15 – if 15,000 fans are in the stands, the team will donated $15,000 to three deserving charities.
Brumbies CEP Michael Thomson knows it’s a challenge and to succeed it needs community support.
“The Plus500 Brumbies are a community club and we always look to support organisations which support our region,” Mr Thomson said.
“We are hoping that all of Canberra and Southern NSW get behind this initiative and come out. We want to thank you for being part of the Brumbies family, your support is vital to us, and the game.”
Lifeline Canberra, OzHarvest and Give Me Five for Kids are the trio of charities that have been selected to be gifted $5,000 from the Plus500 Brumbies through this initiative.
Lifeline Canberra CEO Carrie Leeson said such a simple act as taking in a game of footy can make a meaningful impact.
“We encourage Canberrans to buy their ticket and come along to the game. Simply by attending the next home game, the community are investing in their own future,” Ms Leeson said.
As well as being world class rugby players, the Plus500 Brumbies are a conscientious group of players with a real connection to the Canberra and Southern New South Wales community.
Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea said the boys are looking forward to their next home game.
“It would be great to see as many families and fans at the afternoon game against the Sunwolves. 15 for 15 is a great initiative to support our region, local charities and getting behind the boys,” he said.
There is also a great line-up before the Brumbies game, including the ACT Primary School Championship as the pre-match entertainment, the Junior Club March Past at half time and the popular Fans on the Field at full time.