The game between close rivals Greerton Marist and Rangataua this Saturday is set to be a tense and thrilling affair.
Hosted by Greerton Marist Recreation and Community Sports Club, the game on May 27 is the first of a proposed two-yearly charity rugby match and auction with proceeds going to a chosen charity.
Proceeds from next Saturday's game between rivals Greerton Marist and Rangataua will go towards Homes of Hope, which provides foster care to children in need.
Greerton Marist club president David Small says for many players, the game will be a unique experience.
“It's not always about the rugby. The match represents an opportunity to give to an amazing organisation through vicariously contributing a donation.
“The game itself will likely be a tense and thrilling affair with plenty of open rugby and a number of BOP Steamers players on show.”
The Greerton Marist Charity Match is at Greerton Park, Oropi Rd on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Games are scheduled from 11.45am culminating with the Charity Match kicking off at 2.45pm.
There will be 15 specifically-designed playing jerseys auctioned off after the match, along with a raffle for one lucky person to win a rugby jersey.
A donation at the gate is encouraged, with all proceeds going to Homes of Hope.
Readers can make a contribution to Homes for Hope https://givealittle.co.nz/donate/fundraiser/greertonmaristhomesofhopechairtymatch