Melbourne Tigers partner with VACCA for NBL1 Indigenous round

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

At the Tiger’s home games this Sunday against Launceston and North-West Tasmania, every three pointer made by the Tigers will generate a $50 donation to VACCA.

Members and supporters at the game will also have the opportunity to donate.

VACCA is the lead Aboriginal child and family welfare organisation in Victoria. They work throughout the state and will use the funds raised for 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 AO said, “We are excited to partner with the Melbourne Tigers and be part of the activities to celebrate the NBL1’s Indigenous round. The NAIDOC 2021 theme Heal Country! allows us to share our Aboriginal cultural knowledge and understanding of country to everyone. This partnership also helps us to raise awareness of the important work VACCA does with Aboriginal children and families. 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 against Launceston at 12.30pm, while the Tiger men battle North-West Tasmania at 2.30pm @ MSAC.