Warriors Charity Game Day

Rugby fans taking a selfie at the PNZ stall in front of the pitch in Mt Smart stadium

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) was selected as one of four charities for ‘The Great Vodafone Warriors Charity Game Day’ for the second year held on 30 June 2019, alongside Shine, Ronald McDonald House and KidsCan. The Warriors established the Charity Game Day to maximise fundraising via all touch points with fans, i.e. tickets to food purchases, gold coin donations on activities, plus raffles and auctions. The Games Day events will increase awareness and raise funds to be split equally between charities.

Carbine Club ‘Annual Golf Tournament’

Paralympians Cameron Leslie and Jesse Reynolds posing in front of their golf car

The Carbine Club of New Zealand is one of 15 such Clubs established throughout Australia (one in each State), Hong Kong, London, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, South Africa and Vanuatu. The Carbine Club of New Zealand was established in 1971 and is restricted to just 40 ordinary members with two additional categories for Senior and Honorary members. Membership is by invitation and seeks to recognise those who share the common Interests of friendship and sporting involvement to celebrate sporting excellence and to raise money, to support athletes with disability.

The Carbine Club of New Zealand seeks to achieve this second objective through its ‘Sir Denis Blundell Charitable Trust’, and related activities.  The Trust has a capital fund and the interest generated by it, supplemented by specific fund raising activities enables the Carbine Club to Paralympics New Zealand and Parafed Auckland. The annual Carbine Club ‘Annual Golf Tournament’ is the major fund raiser.

In 2019, the event was held at the Pakuranga Golf Club and PNZ Partners, Harvey Norman, Sanford, Tower, Millennium Hotels and ACC were involved in the day, either through participation, hole sponsorship or donation of prizes. 30 teams participated and Paralympians Jesse Reynolds and Cameron Leslie both played.