To support Alex McKinnon and his family, Round 19 of the Telstra Premiership Competition will be referred to as the RiseForAlex Round.
During the round, fans and the wider public will be asked to donate to the RiseForAlex Fund, which has been set up to provide ongoing medical and financial support to Alex.
As part of RiseForAlex Round fundraising, the NRL will donate one dollar to the RiseForAlex Fund for everyone fan who attends any match during the round, which will go towards helping Alex and his family receive the on going care an support they need.
On Sunday 20th July, the Newcastle Knights will play the Gold Coast Titans at the Hunter Stadium. Fans can expect a whole host of family entertainment and fun, including:
- RiseForAlex merchandise for sale with all funds going to the RiseForAlex Fund
- An entertainment precinct at Hunter Stadium featuring a concert by Jessica Mauboy and other artists
- Live performances at many of the stadiums during Round 19.
It’s really easy for supporters to donate online, too, at: https://riseforalex.org.au/donate/.