St. George Dragons Charity Day
This weekend, the St. George Dragons AFL Club will host their annual Charity Day at Olds Park.
Crowds will be treated to four massive games, highlighted by the AFL Sydney Premier Division match-up between the Dragons and the UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs.
A specially designed guernsey will be worn by the St George Premier Division side as part of the day’s activities. The guernsey’s will then be auctioned off at the end of the day with all proceeds going to charity.
The club will be raising money for the Black Puppy Foundation, which specifically focuses on mental health issues in adolescents. The foundation is associated with the Black Dog Institute, and the club has a special connection with both charities. Liam Donohue, son of St. George President Brendan, runs the Black Puppy Foundation.
All money received by the charity goes straight into research on mental health, looking at ways to reduce the prevalence of mental illness in adolescents.
The club’s commitment to mental health has been at the forefront of many of their charity efforts. Two PhD students are currently being sponsored by the club, working with the Black Dog Institute to research two different areas of adolescent mental health.
The Charity Day will begin with the St. George Under 19s Division One side taking on the Pennant Hills Demons at 9am. They will then be followed by the Division One team at 11am, Premier Division at 1pm, and the day will be rounded out by their Division Four side at 3.45pm.
All Dragons sides are in great shape heading into the finals series. Their Division One and Four sides sit on top of the ladder, while the Premier Division team are in fourth position.
If the Charity Day is not motivation enough, the Dragons will be wanting a good crowd at Olds Park to help their Premier Division side secure a finals position.
To support the Dragons Annual Charity Day, get down to Olds Park, Penshurst on Saturday, 12 August 2017, with the first game kicking off at 9am.