CALL TO ARMS ANOTHER BIG SUCCESS FOR WESTS TIGERS

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CALL TO ARMS ANOTHER BIG SUCCESS FOR WESTS TIGERS
23/06/2010 5:37:18 PM

Wests Tigers is pleased to announce the successful Call To Arms promotion at Leichhardt Oval has raised more than $15,000 for The Cancer Council of NSW

The Cancer Council and Wests Tigers have staged the Call To Arms promotion for the past three years to help raise funds and awareness for cancer in men.

Wests Tigers players wore yellow armbands and yellow shoe laces in the NRL and Toyota Cup games against the Canberra Raiders in a show of support to men with cancer, survivors, and those who have lost their lives.

Five-eighth Benji Marshall was proud to be the Wests Tigers ambassador for Call to Arms in 2010 after losing his father to cancer last year.

Through the generosity of supporters, more than $8000 was raised through a bucket collection, the purchase of yellow armbands and trycard signs at Leichhardt.

Wests Tigers sponsors MKB Contracting ($1000), UD Trucks ($500) and Power Balance ($500) donated money per try, meaning each of the Wests Tigers tries were worth $2000.

Three tries were scored by the Wests Tigers in the 18-8 win, meaning the sponsors donated $6000 between them to the Call To Arms campaign.

Wests Tigers sponsor Betfair also donated $1123 from the revenue made on the game.

Supporters also generously donated money through the Wests Tigers Call To Arms fund-raising page in the lead up to the game.

In all, $15,859.05 was made through this year's Call to Arms campaign.

All funds raised will go towards Cancer Council's men's cancer research, prevention, information and support services like the Cancer Council Helpline (13 11 20).

Wests Tigers were the first professional sporting body in NSW and the first NRL team to get involved in Call To Arms back in 2008, raising nearly $20,000 over the previous two years.

NRL One Community will now follow the Wests Tigers lead later this season by staging their own Call to Arms round for the first time.

Wests Tigers thanks its supporters for their generosity in getting behind the campaign and look forward to again being the first NRL club to stage the Call To Arms event in 2011.
 
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