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Charity Day and 'Be the Band' in focus

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The search for the Vodafone Warriors’ first resident house band kicks off on Sunday with ‘Goat’ featuring on the bill at ‘The Great Vodafone Warriors Charity Day’ at Mount Smart Stadium.

After launching the ‘Be the Band’ quest earlier this month, the list of entrants has been whittled down to three finalists.

As rugby league’s answer to ‘Battle of the Bands’, ‘Be the Band’ is seeking to turn an undiscovered New Zealand band into a tour de force at our house on game days.

‘Goat’ has been drawn to set the tone first, belting out a set in the Entertainment Precinct between 2.30pm-3.30pm on Sunday. Look out for the five-piece band.

Another band will perform before the round 22 home game against Newcastle on Friday, August 10 with the last of the finalists on stage at the round 24 encounter with Penrith on Friday, August 31. After the three finalists have performed, the club’s official house band will be selected, earning the opportunity to play on the field at halftime in the Vodafone Warriors’ last regular season home game of the year against the Canberra Raiders on Friday, August 31.

This Sunday will be the busiest game day programme of the season so far with a range of activities and attractions built around ‘The Great Vodafone Warriors Charity Day’ alongside a football triple header featuring the club’s NRL, Instrust Super Premiership and Jersey Flegg Cup teams in action.

Members and fans attending the occasion will all be helping the Vodafone Warriors in their bid to fill the stadium. If it is sold out, the club will donate $50,000 to be shared among the day’s beneficiaries Shine, KidsCan, Paralympics New Zealand and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Sponsor Mitre 10 has also made a pledge on the basis of the attendance numbers while other sponsors and stakeholders are contributing in various ways.

Vodafone Warriors players and football staff have also climbed aboard by donating items and experiences which are being auctioned off or used in a monster game day raffle.

Suzuki has put up a Suzuki Vitara for a DROPIT auction at halftime in the main game while DROPIT will also auction a Vodafone Warriors fan pack during the break.

The well-established Woodstock ‘Kick for Cash’ will be another halftime attraction.

Vodafone Warriors members and fans can keep topping up the fund-raising drive by using the Vodafone text-a-donation service. By texting WARRIORS to 4483 you’ll be providing $3.00 to the fund-raising campaign (you can text as many times as you like).

Dominating the day will be the Vodafone Warriors’ battle with traditional rival Melbourne with the Michael Moore Trophy - held by the Storm - on the line once again.


Match day theme | ‘The Great Vodafone Warriors Charity Day’

11.30am | Gates open

11.45am | Jersey Flegg Cup | Vodafone Junior Warriors v Sydney Roosters

1.45pm | ISP | Vodafone Warriors v Wyong Roos

4.05pm | NRL | Vodafone Warriors v Melbourne Storm

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