25 April 2019
SCG and CUB Team up for Anzac Appeal Donation
The Sydney Cricket and Sports Grounds and Carlton United Breweries have announced a joint fundraising initiative with 50c from every Carlton Draught sold at the Anzac Day Cup between the Sydney Roosters and St George Illawarra Dragons to be donated to the Anzac Appeal.
Funds raised will help the RSL to support current and former service men and women, continuing the SCG’s long association with Anzac Day and Australian and allied defence forces.
“The SCG is proud to support our soldiers through the Anzac Day Cup, which has become such a prominent fixture on the Australian sporting calendar,” said SCG Chief Executive Kerrie Mather.
“Our ties with the military are bound by tradition and geography. The SCG was originally known as the Garrison Ground and was founded in the 1850s by the British Military, who were based at the nearby Victoria Barracks.
“The ground was later used as a mustering and training venue during both World Wars and became the centrepiece for Anzac Day sporting fixtures in the early 1900s.
“Today’s match marks 60 years since the two clubs first played on Anzac Day at the SCG and we’re delighted to team up with CUB to raise a glass to our armed forces.”
Fans can support the Anzac Appeal by purchasing a Carlton Draught at more than 40 outlets or by donating to one of the roving RSL volunteers. Service members can enter the SCG for free by collecting a ticket from the box office next to Gate B upon presentation of defence credentials.
A range of Anzac activities and displays will be held on Driver Avenue and kids can access a $10 meal deal at SCG outlets, which includes a sausage roll or nuggets with chips and a drink.
Tickets are available from $25 for the Anzac Day Cup here.