Melbourne Tigers partner with VACCA for NBL1 First Nations Round

The Melbourne Tigers have joined with the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) to celebrate the NBL1’s First Nations round.

At the Tiger’s home games on Sunday 10th July against Keilor Thunder, every three-pointer made by the Tigers will generate a $50 donation to VACCA’s cultural programs which help Aboriginal children in care heal and connect to culture.

Members and supporters at the game will also have the opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to VACCA’s cultural programs for Aboriginal children in care by donating via

VACCA is the lead Aboriginal child and family welfare organisation in Victoria. They work throughout the state, with money raised directly supporting Aboriginal children in care and vulnerable families. Donations will provide emergency assistance and opportunities for ongoing support to heal from trauma and connect to culture.

VACCA’s CEO Muriel Bamblett said, “We are excited to partner with the Melbourne Tigers and be part of the activities to celebrate the NBL1’s First Nations round. It gives us the opportunity to raise awareness of the important services we provide, but also celebrate our culture throughout NAIDOC week activities, like Indigenous round. We’ll also be cheering for the Tigers to make lots of three pointers!”

Tiger’s GM Chris Brooking said, “We want to use this round to celebrate the contributions First Nations people make to the sport of basketball. But we also want to contribute something back to an organisation doing such important work throughout Victoria.”

On Sunday the Tigers women tip-off at 12.30pm, while the Tiger men go to battle at 2.30pm both against Keilor Thunder @ MSAC.