Melbourne Storm is excited to announce they are continuing their partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation in 2022. The partnership enters its sixth year, with Starlight being one of Storms' major charity partners. There will be a range of fundraising activities underway for the upcoming blockbuster against the Broncos at AAMI Park.
The Round 15 clash will be dedicated to helping sick kids and will feature the return of the Big Purple Splash, presented by Carsales, for the first time since 2019.
Storm members and fans can take part in Starlight’s Fans Pledge by pledging a donation for every try our Storm players score. Major Partner RedZed will be matching all pledged donations up to the value of $10,000.
At the game, our members and fans be able to purchase special Starlight wands from the AAMI Park concourse before kick-off.
The 2022 Big Purple Splash was launched today with Storm squad members Nick Meaney, Tui Kamikamica, Dean Ieremia, Bronson Garlick and Cole Geyer braving the cold waters of the dunk machine to kick off the initiative, with Starlight kids Harry and Sammi Merritt doing the dunking.
The boys also spent time having fun with the pair who visited the club to meet the full squad before watching training.
The siblings suffer from Sticklers Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes hearing loss, joint and dental issues, chronic pain and fatigue. It requires teams of specialists, daily management and ongoing cycles of tests, treatment, surgeries and therapies. 13-year-old Harry has the condition as does his dad, Michael and older sister, Sammi.
Harry and Sammi will return to AAMI Park to take part in the coin toss on Friday week and help Storm dunk five volunteers before the game with gameday partners Carsales donating $1000 per dunk!
The fundraising helps support Starlight's vision that everyone should experience a happy childhood, because happiness matters.
Serious childhood illness doesn’t just impact a child’s health. It can turn their whole life upside down, causing them to miss out on spending time with their family, building friendships, going to school and just living their life.
Secure your seat and help support sick kids at our Round 15 clash with the Broncos here.