June 15, 2017
All Blacks players visit official charity of the 2017 DHL New Zealand Lions series
Ten All Blacks brought smiles to the faces of Starship patients and their families as they visited the Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland on Wednesday morning.
ASB invited the All Blacks to the children’s hospital to celebrate the 2017 DHL New Zealand Lions Series. The Starship Foundation is the official charity of the series.
The All Blacks visited wards, played coin rugby and connect four with children and passed around the ASB Donation Ball.
ASB head of community and sponsorship Mark Graham says ASB was delighted to bring 10 All Blacks to Starship on Wednesday.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate our 25-year partnership with the Starship Foundation this year by being involved in the Lions series together.
“The visit was all about bringing the tour to Starship children and their families. It was a fun morning and great to see the delight on kids’ faces as they played games with the All Blacks,” Mr Graham says.
The All Blacks who visited Starship were: Joe Locke, Ryan Crotty, Israel Dagg, Owen Franks, Jack Goodhue, Ngani Laumape, Liam Squire, Codie Taylor, Matt Todd, Ofa Tu’ungafasi and Aaron Smith.