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As Vodafone Warriors beat Knights Shine twice the winner

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Shine (Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday)

27 May 2013

As Vodafone Warriors beat Knights

Shine twice the winner


Last Sunday’s 28-12 victory of the Vodafone Warriors against the Knights has been touted as a remarkable comeback for the team which had been on a losing streak earlier in the season. As the Warriors and their fans cheered and savoured their triumph until the next game, none could be more happy and proud than the people whom the Warriors played for on that day, and only once a year – Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday (Shine) and all the Women In League.

Once a year, NRL celebrates Women in League -- all the wives, mums, female staff and other women who make the sport happen by supporting men who play it, as well as the women who play it. Last Sunday, the Warriors played in their pink jerseys in support of these women.

Once a year as well, one of the team’s charity partners, Shine, is invited to Mt Smart Stadium to raise funds in support of its services to stop domestic abuse before and during a Warriors’ game. Twenty Shine volunteers showed up to collect donations and sell raffle tickets. In support of Shine, the Game Day’s sponsor DTR donated $100 for each of the 28 points scored by the Warriors in their winning game. They also donated four big-ticket items that were auctioned in the corporate lounge for the benefit of Shine.

The Warriors donated a signed Women In League pink jersey as a prize for a draw from pledges made to Shine. Overall, the Game Day raised about $7000 for Shine and helped to spread Shine’s message to the crowd that domestic abuse is a huge problem and it’s not okay.

This was also the first year that the Vodafone Warriors hooked up with Shine as part of their annual Women In League celebration. Shine was the charity recipient of the Warrior Princess event held at SkyCity last Friday to celebrate Women in League, which raised more than $2500 from the women who attended.

There are more Warriors supporters who did not go home disappointed last Sunday. The adorable Shine choir composed of children from Wymondley Primary School (Otara) sang their hearts out to Cold Play’s “Fix You” before kick-off. This is the second time the choir have performed before a big game at Mt Smart Stadium and they have won the crowd’s hearts each time.

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