The Greater Building Society and Newcastle Jets are urging Jets’ fans and other members of the community to get along to the next Jets’ home game on December 13 to support the work done to help local people living with cerebral palsy and their families.
The Round 10 clash against Melbourne City is the Jets’ community round. It will raise funds for and highlight the work done by local Cerebral Palsy Alliance programs.
On December 8, some of the young people with cerebral palsy who will form the guard of honour for the team on game day, will come and watch the Jets train and get to meet the players.
The Jets’ major community partner Greater Building Society has arranged for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance to be the beneficiary of the community round. Those in the guard of honour are involved in the Greater/Cerebral Palsy Alliance mentoring programs for young local people that are funded by the Greater Charitable Foundation.
The Greater’s Head of Marketing Matt Hingston said there will be an opportunity for fans to throw some coins in a bucket at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance marquee to support local Cerebral Palsy Alliance services run from the Stuart Centre at Croudace Bay and its office at East Maitland.
The Greater is also paying for new playing shirts so the Jets can auction the shirts worn by the players during the match to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Alliance. He said The Greater and Jets are also organising lots of fun and interactive things for kids and families to do at the game including a celebrity kick for cash competition at half time.
“I urge fans and other community members to head to the stadium and support the Jets in this important game and help others doing so much to help people in our community,” Mr Hingston said.