This Saturday evening is a huge game for the WNBL Jayco Dandenong Rangers for two reasons…they take on Townsville Fire who were 2014/15 and 2015/16’s WNBL champions AND it’s #RangerUniteNight! Having beaten the Townsville Fire at the start of the season, it will be a hotly contested match with the Rangers girls looking to gain back top spot on the ladder and Townsville seeking revenge for their earlier loss.
the unite project:
‘The Unite Project is a collaboration piece born from the Cotton On Group and supported by a number of forward thinking, socially active Australian companies who are united and committed in the fight against youth homelessness in our country.’
Sara Blicavs, one of the superstars from the WNBL Rangers team, has recently jumped on board, alongside brother Mark Blicavs of the Geelong Cats, as an ambassador for The Unite Project. She has organised for this week’s game to be dedicated to raising awareness for The Unite Project as well as some much needed funds to help at risk and homeless youth.
With every ticket purchased for the game, $3.50 goes to The Unite Project and the ticket holder receives a bottle of The Unite Project’s water. *side note: if you have a cafe, restaurant or event that requires water, why not look into stocking The Unite Project’s water? A great initiative that raises both awareness and money for homeless youth. Click here to find out more. Festool Australia have come to the party and joined the fight against youth homelessness, donating a huge $300 per 3 pointer made the Rangers during the game!!!
The girls will be playing in special #RangerUniteNight socks which will be available to purchase at the game (not their used smelly ones, new ones!) along with hats, shirts and water bottles. Make sure if you buy something you upload a pic with the hashtag #RangerUniteNight so you too can be a part of raising awareness of the ever increasing number of youth on our streets and the work The Unite Project is doing to help Ladder house and support these at risk and homeless youth.
To date we have raised more than $158,000 to assist 145 young people in 5 ladder establishments in 3 states. And we are just getting started! (the unite project)
The Dandenong Journal newspaper have done an awesome write up on Sara, The Unite Project and the game this weekend…read it here…
If you’ve ever thought about attending a WNBL game yet haven’t quite made it there, this is the game to go to. And if you have been before and loved it, go again! You will be doing so much more than just seeing what will be an amazing game of basketball between two top of the ladder teams. Sara and the rest of the Rangers team need your support more than ever out there this Saturday, yelling and cheering and willing every 3 pointer in. The Unite Project and the youth they help need your butts on seats. It’s a tiny $38 for a family ticket (and that includes 3 kids, something you will totally love and understand if you have 3!) and money is donated to children who can no longer live at home due to family violence, child abuse or family breakdown. These children are as young as 12, can you even begin to imagine what life must be like, not having a safe home to live in when you’re that little? It absolutely breaks my heart. So please, go along to the game, support The Unite Project and the WNBL Jayco Dandenong Rangers. Such a great, family night out and for such a very important cause. Thank you and don’t forget to post your pics as I will be looking out for them! And if you’re a Geelong Cats supporter, you have another reason to go as Mark will be there…possibly some others too…!!!!! (check out @theuniteproject to see who their ambassadors are #hinthint)