A willing group of celebrities will be dunked in a big tub of purple water in front of our passionate members and fans for the second annual Big Purple Splash at AAMI Park on Saturday, June 15.
Melbourne Storm has again partnered with the Starlight Children’s Foundation for the fundraiser ahead of the club's round 14 clash with the Newcastle Knights.
The dunk machine will be rolled out onto the sideline pre-game, with a number of big names volunteering to brave the cold purple water to raise awareness for the club’s official charity partner.
The Starlight Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organisation brightening the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children.
The partnership is now in its third year, with club legend Billy Slater a long-standing ambassador for the foundation.
To launch the 2019 Big Purple Splash, Storm NRL squad members Curtis Scott, Christian Welch, Nicho Hynes, Cooper Johns and Sandor Earl this week visited the Starlight Express Room at the Monash Children’s Hospital in Clayton.
“We’re going to see some well-known names dunked at our next home game – all for a very good cause,” Scott said.
“Here at Storm, we love our partnership with the Starlight Children’s Foundation and getting the chance to make a real difference to the lives of some kids who are doing it a little tough at the moment.
“There’s always smiles and laughter when we come to say hello at the Starlight Room and that will be matched by the fun people will have watching, and being part of, the Big Purple Splash.”
Fans will have an opportunity to purchase Starlight wands from the AAMI Park concourse before the game to support the charity.