Tigers Turn Purple For Charity

Friday, June 01, 2012

Richmondís players will wear special-edition warm-up tops at tonightís game at Etihad Stadium, to support The Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a national charity that keeps children safe from violence and its devastating impact, recently became the Tigersí preferred charity partner.

The purple and yellow warm-up tops, individually signed by the players participating in the match against St Kilda, are being auctioned off at richmondfc.com.au.

A pair of boots, specially-designed and worn by Brett Deledio during tonightís game, are also available at auction at Richmondís web site.

Proceeds from the auctions will go to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

Richmondís partnership with The Foundation fits well with Richmondís community arm, the Tigers in Community Foundationís charter of supporting young people and preventing harm.

A key component of the partnership is the Clubís support of The Foundationís Better Buddies Framework, a program which has been introduced into almost 1000 primary schools across Australia to help reduce bullying and create friendly, caring school communities.

The Tigers will raise funds to help support the Better Buddies Framework in primary schools throughout Melbourne.

Richmond players, including star forward Jack Riewoldt, will promote the work of the Foundation in ambassadorial roles.

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